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RATIO was founded on the principles of Reason and Proportion. We believe that successful design is achieved through clear objectives, a logical process and creative execution. These principles have served as the cornerstone of our company philosophy since our founding in 1982. Originally focused on historic preservation and interior design, RATIO has evolved into an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design and planning firm offering services in Architecture, Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design & Planning and Graphic Design. Our philosophy of reason and proportion transcend all aspects of our work from how we select project teams, to how we approach client relationships and throughout the entire planning and design process. Our collaborative Studios combine experts from all disciplines to work on higher education, community, life sciences, workplace, lifestyle and cultural projects. RATIO values its role in helping people connect with their community. We understand the importance of listening and know it’s the critical first step in helping to shape your design vision. We listen to your goals, values and budget and then translate that vision into a distinctive, functional solution unique to your organization.


HIGHER EDUCATION The campus community is constantly evolving. As higher education institutions implement programs to increase their competitive advantage, architects are called on to provide refined, customized solutions that cater specifically to an organization’s mission, values and culture. With a proven collaborative approach, our interdisciplinary studios create designs that promote collegiality, are well-suited to contemporary teaching needs, help recruit and retain talented faculty and students, and promote a strong sense of pride. RATIO is committed to defining and creating college facilities that enhance the quality of campus life today and into the future.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NEIL ARMSTRONG HALL OF ENGINEERING


Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering P U R DUE UNI VERSI T Y / W EST L AFAYET TE, IN

Purdue University’s new Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering offers engineering students, faculty and research professionals more than 200,000 sq. ft. of research labs and undergraduate teaching facilities. The facility also features four Team Learning Modules, linked lab and classroom spaces that facilitate student teamwork and provide all engineering students with a multidisciplinary experience. Located at Stadium and Northwestern avenues, Armstrong Hall’s dramatic design expresses engineering and an innovative spirit. A distinctive cantilever mimics an aircraft’s wing to symbolize Purdue’s contributions to flight and the space program. Exterior brick and limestone materials tie the new building back to the historic campus context. Inside, conduits, duct work, pipes for the chilled-water air conditioning system and other mechanical elements are exposed in the ceiling to provide a sense of engineering’s role in the building’s vital functions.


Digital Village U N IV ERSI T Y OF KENT UCKY / LEXI NGT ON , KY

Envisioned as the University of Kentucky’s center of innovation, creativity and discovery, the College of Engineering’s Digital Village will be comprised of four buildings dedicated to the engineering department. The Digital Village Phase II (Davis Marksbury) building is the first of three new phases which together will define the village. It will house the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments (VisCenter) as well as certain faculty and research activities of the Departments of Computer Science (CS) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The building will also include administrative offices for the Department of Computer Science and the VisCenter.

RATIO as Design Architect in association with JRA Architects as Architect of Record.


Academic Technology Commons S A I N T LOUI S UNI VERSI T Y / ST. LOUI S, MO.

This forward-thinking project completely re-imagines the academic library service model, blending concierge support with a Genius Bar-style interaction in a service point we call “OPEN:re:SOURCE.� In this user-centric, tiered service environment, students are free to explore digital and collections-based resources, academic technology services, and traditional library services with support from both students and professional staff. This renovation also includes a variety of active learning environments, innovation labs, and a fully equipped maker space with advanced machinery, digital technology, and fabrication equipment.


University Center M A RI AN UNI VERSI T Y / I ND I ANAPOLI S, IN

Phase One of the University Center complex, Alumni Hall, was completed in fall 2014 and houses the university bookstore, a Starbucks café, dining options, and a flexible “student collision space” that serves as a living room for the campus. This space has expansive views of the main campus quadrangle, and incorporates a series of movable walls that allow it to transform into a variety of banquet and meeting spaces. This three phase project serves as a gateway to the Marian University campus and creates a one-stop-shop that includes a Learning Commons, Library, Student Success Exchange and Academic Technology Support Group and Student Center.


Stadium Improvements U N IV ERSI T Y OF NOT RE DAM E / NOT RE DAME, IN

Home to one of the most revered college football programs in the country, Notre Dame Stadium has become an iconic venue that offers an incomparable game day experience for fans and athletes. The 80k-seat venue’s location at the heart of campus offers the University an opportunity to link together athletics, academics, culture, and social life at Notre Dame. The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project creatively utilizes the Stadium as a hub for student life, adding more than 750,000 sq. ft. of space in three new buildings attached to the facility, including classrooms, laboratories, and academic departments; an expanded digital media center; a student center; space for conferences and receptions; and enhanced hospitality, clubs, and premium seating options. The design team carefully integrated these facilities while maintaining the integrity of the original stadium in its surrounding context of classic collegiate Gothic buildings.

RATIO Architects: Master Planner + Exterior Design / S/L/A/M Collaborative: Architect of Record


Indoor Athletic Facility U N IV ERSI T Y OF G EORG I A / AT HENS, G A

Home to one of the most prestigious college football programs in the nation, the University of Georgia engaged RATIO to design a new Indoor Athletic Facility that provides a state-of-the-art environment for developing world-class student-athletes. The facility’s site within the crowded campus athletic district posed a significant challenge, as the building needed to house a regulation-size football field while being appropriately sized to blend into the surrounding campus fabric. Several site locations were considered in order to find a configuration that optimized the indoor space without compromising the adjacent outdoor practice fields or the nearby Butts-Mehre athletics building. Building the IAF as an addition to Butts-Mehre allowed two outdoor practice fields to be maintained while collecting all football operations under one roof. To mitigate the size of the facility, the design team lowered the level of the indoor field to align with the outdoor fields and chose exterior materials that complement the surrounding campus context.

RATIO as Design Architect in association with Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.


LIFE SCIENCES Life Sciences are a critical building block of scientific innovation and economic growth. RATIO’s design team specializes in designs that optimize the scientific and research environment, and foster a culture of discovery. Whether it’s thinking through the ergonomics of a laboratory or designing acoustics that allow research teams to communicate with speed and efficiency, RATIO is committed to enhancing environments of our medical, scientific and biotechnology clients.

COLORADO ST. UNIV. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING: FT. COLLINS, CO


Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute IND IANA UNI VERSI T Y SCHOOL OF M EDICIN E / IN DIAN AP OLIS , IN

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University school of Medicine is establishing a major eye institute that will bring together comprehensive patient care and innovative research laboratories to advance the visions sciences in the state of Indiana, the nation and the world. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute’s mission is to provide excellence in patient care to prevent blindness and visions loss, to advance clinical and biomedical research in the vision science; to educate the next generation of physicians, and to support community service and collaboration. The initial design plan calls for a patient care/ clinical facility, an optical shop, a laboratory research area, a clinical research area, research shell space, a teaching component, and faculty, staff and administration areas.


Biomedical Engineering Building C O LORAD O STAT E UNI VERSI T Y / FORT COLLIN S, CO

Colorado State University’s new Biomedical Engineering Building facilitates the engagement of students, faculty, staff and visitors in new ways of discovery and learning. There are no boundaries to separate research from learning, teaching from outreach, or discovery from economic development. In addition to space for faculty offices, graduate and undergraduate researchers and laboratories, the 107,066 sq. ft. building also includes study areas and classrooms.

RATIO as Design Architect in association with SlaterPaul Architects as Architect of Record.


Eskenzai Health Ambulatory Care Building H E A LT H AND HOSPI TAL CORP. / I ND I AN AP OLIS , IN

The new $800 million Eskenazi Health complex is the flagship campus of one of the nation’s largest safety-net healthcare systems. RATIO was honored to design the complex’s “front door”, the Ambulatory Care Building. The $78 million, six-story facility will feature 190,000 sq. ft. of outpatient clinical space including primary care, ophthalmology and obstetrics. A simplified floor plan built around a central corridor ensures no more than two turns are required to access any point in the complex. Areas of care are positioned to facilitate efficient and easy patient transfers. Intended to provide care for the entire Indianapolis community, the building’s massing and transparent east façade was thoughtfully designed to provide a welcoming entrance for patients and visitors.

RATIO as Architect of Record in association with HOK as Design Architect.


WORKPLACE Contemporary workplaces have never been more diverse. With multiple generations collaborating in the same space, RATIO designs these spaces with keen understanding of office dynamics and culture. Our team embraces the opportunity to enrich the lives of professionals by defining spaces that are sensitive to individual and collective needs, and that promote efficiency and productivity.

RATIO STUDIO: RALEIGH, NC


Architecture Studio RAT IO ARCHI T ECT S / RALEI G H, NC

After choosing a location on Fayetteville Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh, RATIO renovated this 1950s office to house its growing workforce with a focus on employee retention, productivity, and collaboration. RATIO’s project team began by embracing an open workplace concept centered on a communal “design lab” that supports opportunities for collaboration, creativity, learning and social interaction among staff. This flexible, modern environment supports the design process and communicates the organization’s values as a bold expression of the RATIO brand. With ample space for private meetings and the latest in videoconferencing technology, the renovation also enhances connectivity and collaboration between the firm’s four studios and clients across the country.


Corporate Headquarters S I M O N PROPERT Y G ROUP / I ND I ANAPOLIS , IN

Simon Property Group selected RATIO to design its corporate headquarters. The building’s three primary components speak not only to its surroundings, but also to the work going on inside. A limestone tower positioned at a major downtown intersection represents a strong corporate image and responds to the limestone state capitol building directly across the street. In contrast, a glass curtain wall element represents the forward thinking vision of the corporation, and provides a soaring backdrop to a significant public green space on the south. Finally a glass and stone curtain wall element connects the other components to each other and the ground plane. Exterior building design included the conceptual design of the building massing, materials selection and the detailed development of the all aspects of the exterior design including curtain wall and stone cladding systems. Interior design included the main entry lobbies, executive atrium, exterior terrace, and the 14th floor, which houses the executive offices and boardroom functions.


NCAA Headquarters Expansion NC A A / I ND I ANAPOLI S, I N

RATIO was selected to design a 143,000 sq. ft. expansion to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, originally designed by renowned architect, Michael Graves. The expansion’s design highlights the NCAA’s support of the student/athlete’s academic strength; harmonizes with the adjacent state park’s open vistas and future campus green space; and allows the NCAA Hall of Champions to be the prominent architectural expression. Sustainable elements are also part of the expansion’s design. The exterior building envelope is modulated based on solar orientation, giving consideration to day lighting and views. HVAC and lighting systems are designed to automatically adjust or shut down during periods of limited demand, resulting in reduced energy consumption. Last, air quality is increased through use of sustainable construction materials, and recycling accommodations for building occupants will be located throughout the building.


LIFESTYLE People today work harder and longer than ever before. That’s why offering a convenient, calm and inviting space in which to relax and rejuvenate is important. Whether it’s a private club, posh hotel, retail complex, home environment or the combination of all in a mixed-use building, RATIO believes in creating custom spaces that place the customer first and leave a lasting impression.

PROPOSED MIXED - USE DEVELOPMENT: INDIANAPOLIS, IN


Nashville Tapestry Hotel S U N D EVELOPM ENT / NASHVI LLE, T N

Printer’s Alley, tucked between downtown Nashville’s Third and Fourth Avenues, earned its name as home to a thriving publishing industry—two large newspapers, ten print shops, and a multitude of publishers—through the early 20th century. The city, much like the printing industry, is adapting and changing to shifting markets and emerging technologies. While the iconic Printer’s Alley sign is the only remaining vestige of that bygone era, Nashville continues to boast an incredibly rich tapestry of storytelling and creative enterprise. The Printing House offers a decidedly modern take on Music City’s charm and tradition, offering an homage to the visual language of typography, and delighting in the history and evolution of the city’s publishing industry. A stay in the Nashville Tapestry Hotel invites guests to celebrate of the age-old art of storytelling, the legacy of print, and the heritage and evolution of a city.


9 on Canal INV EST M ENT PROPERT Y ADVI SORS, LLC / IN DIAN AP OLIS, IN

Located downtown Indianapolis, 9 on Canal is a multifamily housing project consisting of five-story and ten-story buildings surrounding an internal courtyard, and fronting the downtown canal on the city’s west end. More specifically, the project features 324 apartment units designed to accommodate students from the nearby IUPUI campus. It also features more 300 parking spaces, 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space, and a series of roof top deck and pool spaces that overlook the nearby canal. A masonry skin and a regular rhythm of punched openings and balconies define the character of the building along the south and the north. On the canal side, the building form kicks out and drops down to meet the water below to define an urban edge to the new downtown amenity. Building forms are punctuated at the hinge point with a fourstory glazed cube that is articulated with balconies and topped with a trellis. This cube contains the retail space along the canal and resident amenities.


Fashion Mall at Keystone IND IANAPOLI S, I N

The Fashion Mall at Keystone is one of Indianapolis’ premier shopping destinations. With a unique mix of high-end anchors, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, upscale and luxury specialty retailers, and a full complement of dining options, The Fashion Mall at Keystone attracts shoppers from all over the Midwest. Simon Property Group selected RATIO to design enhancements to the mall’s public entry/ exit points; and to design a renovation of all the mall’s common areas and an expansion on its second floor. The expansion provides for additional retail opportunities, as well as create the “Fashion Cafe” dining court.


The Bottleworks District IND IANAPOLI S, I N

Bottleworks is a $260 million mixed use redevelopment project in Indianapolis that includes more than one million sq ft of retail, residential and office space. The project derives its name from the adaptive re-use of an historic Coca-Cola bottling plant. RATIO was part of the team that master planned the 11-acre development and served as the urban designer and landscape architect. The neighborhood will feature curbless streets, small plazas, high quality materials, rain gardens, character-defining lighting, water features, art and furnishings.

In association with eppstein uhen architects


CULTURAL RATIO’s design team applies a philosophy that embodies narrative architecture, using a building’s context and design to tell a unique and compelling story, to each cultural project. Design decisions are made purposefully and carefully so that the end result is an engaging space that fosters the imagination, learning and encourages repeat visits. Whether it’s the renovation of a landmark historic site or a new addition to a cultural museum or zoo, RATIO’s design team creates spaces that inspire the imagination and encourage lifelong learning.

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Indiana State Museum I N D I A NA STAT E OFFI CE B UI LD I NG COMMIS S ION / IN DIAN AP OLIS, IN

Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, the 276,000 sq. ft. museum incorporates the existing 42,000 sq. ft. IMAX theater to create the focal point of the Park’s museum complex. Situated on the historic National Road between the NCAA Hall of Champions and Headquarters and the Eiteljorg Museum, the State Museum depicts the many “stories of Indiana.” Rather than being merely a container for the 70,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, the building’s forms and materials integrate with the exhibits to reinforce the museum experience. The massing of the building expresses a sense of the “Hoosier” personality, combining conservative strength with a contrary spirit. The building’s circulation system utilizes a simple north / south and east / west axial system, alluding to the State’s motto, the “Crossroads of America.” Materials indigenous to the State, including limestone, sandstone, stainless steel, brick, extruded aluminum, and glass coalesce to form the museum’s unique identity.


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Welcome Center T H E CHI LD REN’S M USEUM OF I ND I ANA P OLIS / IN DIAN AP OLIS , IN

Completed in 2009, the Phase II Intermodal Facility at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis creates a new welcome center and implement overall improvements to bus, vehicular and pedestrian access within the museum district. The three-level welcome center serves as a new gateway into the museum and connects directly to the existing parking deck through an overhead bridge. The welcome center also includes new visitor services areas, ticketing facilities, coat check services, retail space and a relocated branch of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, the only full-service public library within a museum anywhere in the United States.


Immersive Theater Addition E VA N SVI LLE M USEUM OF ART S, HI ST ORY & SCIEN CE / EVAN SVILLE, IN

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science has become a cultural, educational and architectural landmark in the city since 1904. Because of the museum’s rich past, RATIO’s master plan builds on the rich architectural heritage of the existing institution, creating a design continuum with its context while presenting a new updated building of its time. The new master plan reorganizes the facility to increase its functional efficiency, and creates a building image that recalls the mission of the museum. The architectural design establishes clarity and simplicity while linking symbolically to the museum’s mission of partnering with the community through the presentation of dynamic programs and exhibitions. Exciting technological advances in the new Immersive Theater; upgraded climate control and storage facilities to properly maintain museum collections; expanded classrooms and event space; enlarged galleries for science history and art exhibitions; and improved visitor services are all part of RATIO’s dream for the museum.


President Benjamin Harrison Home P R E S I D ENT B ENJAM I N HARRI SON FOU N DATION / IN DIAN AP OLIS, IN

The President Benjamin Harrison Home was built during 1874 and 1875. Significant additions were constructed circa 1888 and 1895. The property, located within the Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. RATIO completed a restoration of the original wood windows and decorative metal cornice, as well as an exterior paint analysis to return the house to its 1895 appearance. Additional work included the sympathetic integration of a new mechanical system, the reconstruction of the carriage house for use as an interpretive feature, and caretaker living quarters. The construction of an exterior elevator shaft and installation of an interior residential elevator to make the building accessible to patrons with disabilities was completed in 2000. Recent work, funded through the Save America’s Treasures grant program restored interior finishes throughout the house.


COMMUNITY RATIO has worked on numerous community projects throughout the Midwest. Our studio team members take special interest in the process entailed with creating solutions that connect diverse public groups to their community and to each other. With a deep appreciation for the nuances that make each place unique, our team uses a holistic approach to make sure future visions of growth and continued prosperity can be realized.

UPTOWN STATION: NORMAL, IL


Forsyth County Central Library F O R SYT H COUNT Y / W I NST ON-SALEM , N C

The existing Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a conglomeration of two building that were built 30 years apart and connected at a single point of circulation, awkwardly splitting the library program in two. After careful study, the design team plans to selectively demolish dysfunctional parts of the existing building, renovate functional areas (approximately 50,000 sq. ft.) and add a new 50,000 sq. ft. addition in a way that responds to the needs and program of a 21stcentury central library, with space for a cafÊ, an outdoor reading garden, an auditorium and a technology petting zoo. In addition, the façade of the building will be reinvented to respond to the scale an energy of downtown Winston-Salem. The guiding strategy is to consolidate the library program into a simpler volume that allows seamless connection between the various parts of the building and a more flexible layout to accommodate the evolution of the central library in the future.


Uptown Station TO WN OF NORM AL / NORM AL, I L

Located in downtown Normal, the $23 million Uptown Station multimodal transportation center offers patrons numerous transportation options including Amtrak passenger rail, intercity bus, local mass transit, car, intra-community shuttles, taxis, airport shuttle service and bike and pedestrian-related amenities. An attached 394space parking garage provides patrons with convenient access to short- and long-term parking. The building also houses the City of Normal’s municipal offices and City Council chambers on its second and third floors and multi-purpose rooms available for public use on its fourth floor.


Southeast Raleigh YMCA / Elementary School Y M C A OF T HE T RI ANG LE + WAKE COUN TY P UBLIC SCHOOL S YS TEM / R ALEIGH, N C

Located on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh, this partnership project brings together the YMCA of the Triangle and the Wake County Public School System into a single building with a shared mission to provide tools for wellness and education to the local community in conjunction with the Southeast Raleigh Promise initiative. The project is part of a larger mixed-use “Beacon Site� community investment with the intended goal of helping to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the marginalized Southeast Raleigh community. The facility required a carefully considered design that allows for the full range of YMCA program offerings and the safety and security requirements an elementary school, while appearing as one unified, inviting, and community-focused structure. This innovative partnership is projected to serve as a national model for YMCAs across the country.


Rolesville High School WA K E COUNT Y PUB LI C SCHOOL SYST EM / R OLESVILLE, N C

RATIO’s new high school prototype redefines the modern public high school. The flexible four-story prototype is designed for 2,223 students. The design team was tasked with designing a school that will increase the personalization of the experience for students, to foster all types of collaboration and to create small learning communities with special attention to the ninth grade experience. An extensive planning process included district-wide support from teachers, students, faculty and leadership. A central Media/CafÊ on each floor of the classroom wing is equally accessible to classroom pods. This new paradigm for food service and media centers is based on connecting students with culturally relevant designs. Enclosed meeting space, conference space and workrooms are conveniently located for small group learning, remediation, conferences, meetings etc. Wireless access, LCD projectors and laptops help connect to the global community. Enlarged lockers better accommodate student book bags.


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Evansville Greyhound Terminal IND IANA L AND M ARKS / EVANSVI LLE, IN

The 1938 Evansville Greyhound Terminal served as a prototype for Greyhound’s streamlined Art Moderne terminals across the country. The building, clad in enameled steel panels, suffered unsympathetic alterations in the 1980s and was vacant by 2007. The community feared this significant downtown landmark could be demolished. Indiana Landmarks selected RATIO to prepare a rehabilitation study. RATIO conducted an assessment of the building’s conditions and needs. Upon completion of the report, Indiana Landmarks decided to proceed with rehabilitation of the building. The building’s exterior was restored to its historic appearance, including restoration of the original enameled steel panels, steel sash windows and neon lighting. Cunningham restaurant group is currently renovating the interior for a BRU Burger Bar.


Bicentennial Pavilion and Promenade I N D I A NAPOLI S ZOOLOG I C AL SOCI ET Y / IN DIAN AP OLIS , IN

Part of the Indianapolis Zoo’s strategy to achieve long-term financial stability and an elevated visitor experience throughout all four seasons, this open-air event pavilion will host a variety of group activities, including summer concerts, picnics, private events, and the Zoo’s newest bird exhibition, Magnificent Macaws. Modeled after a lush rain forest and crafted primarily from natural materials, the pavilion’s eleven steel “tree canopies” provide 40,000 sq. ft. of weather-protected space and a unique, high-drama environment for up to 1000 seated event attendees.


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Mulberry Fields Park TO W N OF ZI ONSVI LLE, I N

RATIO’s involvement with Mulberry Fields began with the master planning process we conducted in 2003. In 2006, the construction of Mulberry Fields was funded through a bond issue and RATIO was selected to implement the master plan. Design and additional public input occurred from spring 2006 to early 2007, with construction in April 2007 and substantial completion in late spring of 2008. The park features lighted rugby and football fields, a sledding hill, bioswales, a skate park, spray ground, playground, basketball courts, hiking and running trails, picnic shelters, a rest room building, and large expanses of upland and wet mesic native prairie. The project was strategically bid in four separate packages to generate as much interest from the construction community as possible, and the final costs came in $900k under budget.


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Highland Park Streetscape C IT Y OF HI G HL AND PARK, I L

In an effort to modernize its existing 1980s streetscape to accommodate today’s retail and multimodal environment, the City of Highland Park engaged RATIO to create a master plan for streetscapes, wayfinding, signage, gateways and restoration of the pedestrian arcade in the City’s Central Business District. In addition to its rich history of engaged citizenry and action-oriented City leadership, Highland Park offers a desirable business and residential environment with a unique downtown experience. In order to create an engaging place, the physical environment must communicate these attributes through the integration of placemaking elements such as uniform signage, clarity of wayfinding, streetscape design, enjoyable pedestrian experience, clear access and circulation patterns, integration of land uses, identification of landmarks and celebration of public gathering spaces. RATIO examined each element in determining how to leverage Highland Park’s existing assets and enhance the user experience throughout the CBD.


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Central Sector Small Area Plan L E X INGT ON-FAYET T E URB AN COUNT Y GOVER N MEN T / LEXIN GTON , KY

The Central Sector Small Area Plan resulted from a recommendation in the 2007 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan recommended further study of the diverse Central Sector neighborhood on the north side of downtown Lexington. The study was needed to address issues which included density, land use, public safety, traffic, transit, schools, community facilities, infill development, infrastructure, and commercial and residential compatibility. Working with a project steering committee and facilitating numerous public workshops, RATIO was able to provide a comprehensive planning document identifying goals and objectives for revitalization of the Central Sector. As a result, the Central Sector District has seen significant commercial investment focused around third place development catering to residents and students of local universities.


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