The 1966 Plan for Lexington
The success and visual power of Lexington Centers Historic Appeal is more than about brick sidewalks. Created in response to the development of the Burlington Mall, the plan creatively conceived brick, trees and space into a powerful visual nod to the past, connecting Lexington's civic, business and Historic Districts into memorable and comfortable gathering spaces. The Plan was designed by the resident and prominant Landscape Architect, Hideo Sasaki who received the first Gold Medal in Landscape Architecture.
Celebrating it's 50th Anniversary, Lexington's Promenade continues to serve us well as one of the most beautiful and historic Villages in the Country, welcoming visitors and serving residents.
Lexington Center is the jewel of our community and deserves preservation.
Preserving the Center Streetscape reflects Lexington's Values.
-We are a green community that uses resources wisely. Wholesale demolition of the current streetscape wastes materials and money.
-We care about preservation not only of our Colonial structures, but our internationally recognized mid-century modern heritage.
-We are committed to accessibility FOR ALL and the Selectmen-appointed ad-hoc committee has demonstrated how retaining the current Center plan is compatible with accessibility.
-We support our Lexington Center businesses and want to avoid the serious disruption that will occur during a major streetscape overhaul.