Site Planning and Design

Churchill Downs

Barrett Partners provided landscape architecture services for the Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The project included a 51,000 square foot expansion and a 14,000 square foot renovation at this world class race track. The terrace is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors. It provides 2,400 new seats, a 50' x 100' pavilion, a 10,000 square foot food and beverage plaza, 350 new restrooms, and wagering windows all surrounded by a lush rooftop garden. Services provided by Barrett Partners included conceptual design, construction documents, fabrication documents for hardscape elements, irrigation, lighting, and detailed planting plans, as well as construction administration. Garden elements included skylights fashioned as conservatories, moveable planters, on deck planters, rail baskets, hanging baskets, arbors, and greenwalls. All of which work together to create an unmatched park-like environment within one of the country's most recognized landmarks.

Lakewood Park Apartments

Barrett Partners provided master planning, site design, landscape design, and construction administration services for the re-development of this former section-8 apartment project to a market rate apartment community. The plan has many site improvements including a gate house at each entrance, increased parking, walking trails, a redesigned pool, a new fitness center and leasing office, and lush landscaping. Expansion and improvements to the adjacent city park were coordinated with the adjoining property owner. Walking trails link the apartment community to various internal and external amenities including the office, pool, fitness center, city park, and pond. Barrett Partners facilitated many administrative matters for the project; including easement encroachment agreements with the local government, the electric company, and the water company, as well as an encroachment agreement to modify the adjoining public street, closure of another adjoining public street, and acquisition of the adjoining pond.

Patchen Wilkes Townhomes

The Patchen Wilkes Townhouse community is located in east Lexington, Kentucky near the busy I-75 & I-64 corridors. The community showcases 54 townhomes along the south side of a picturesque lake. All of the townhomes have views of the lake and 29 of the properties are adjacent to the lake. As you drive through the gently curving roadway the enhanced plantings and entry bridge set the scene for quality living. Walking and jogging trails meander throughout the development to promote a healthy living lifestyle.

Morning Pointe of Lexington

Barrett Partners provided site design and landscape architectural services for this 75-bed Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s facility in Lexington, Kentucky. The 53,000 square foot facility is located on the 5.1 acre site to maximize square footage and best utilize the site for circulation, storm water management and aesthetic appeal. Barrett Partners provided a full range of site services including site layout, grading, landscape design, irrigation design, and the coordination of site utilities with the civil engineer. Features of the project included a graciously landscaped setting with three courtyards for the resident’s enjoyment. The site design provided a convenient drop-off for visitors and residents with parking located at the front entrance and a separate service court located in the rear. Two filtration basins were incorporated to address storm water quality on the site.

Newpast on Main

The infill development of Newpast on Main is located on West Main Street in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The plan integrates the charm of historic downtown Lexington with the drama and conveniences of modern design. The townhouses are arranged to provide private entrances fronting an intimate courtyard while the garage entrances face the parking courts. Barrett Partners and Guyon Architects worked with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government’s Division of Historic Preservation and the Board of Architectural Review to preserve several mature trees on the site. This resulted in the incorporation of modular porous pavers in the parking court in order to promote the health of the existing trees and to reduce surface runoff.


Barrett Partners provided site design and plans for the redevelopment and re-purposing of five buildings on the former Bowling Green High School campus. Columns provides student housing, amenities, and services in a unique environment while maintaining the iconic imagery of the original buildings of the old high school. The site design enhances the arrival experience to the community and provides additional parking for residents. The redistribution of site services and internal circulation modifications improve the connection between the individual buildings. A park-like landscape design enhances the character of the campus providing large expanses of lawn and large trees as well as lush gardens and small outdoor gathering areas.

The former gymnasium features residential units overlooking a unique urban courtyard in place of the old gym floor. Open to the elements on two sides, the covered courtyard captures breezes and natural light. Additional lighting is provided by large skylights in the roof and custom electric lighting provides a dramatic effect at night. Large raised planters and varied pavement textures define circulation and gathering areas in the courtyard.

Hamburg Village

Barrett Partners provided planning and site design for the reconstruction of the walkways and for landscape enhancement to the Hamburg Village Lifestyle Center. The site design focused on improving pedestrian access and beautification. Coordination of the site design involved working with lighting designers, irrigation professionals and the on-site manager in order to ensure the long-term success of the Lifestyle Center.

Main & Rose Mixed Use Building

Main & Rose is the appropriate name for this infill project located on the corner of East Main and Rose Streets in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. It is a mixed-use development with 96 residential loft style condominiums, 25,000 square feet of space for retail shops or restaurants, and a two story parking garage. The site borders four city streets and the plan provides separate street level entrances to the residential lobby and to the retail stores. The heavily landscaped central parking court provides convenience for guests and residents. Main & Rose is the recipient of several awards including a 2008 AIA Kentucky Citation for Excellence in Architectural Design, EOP Architects, a 2008 Downtown Lexington Corporation - Urban Innovation Award, and a 2008 Downtown Lexington Corporation – Landscape and Streetscape Award.

High Point at Woodland Park

This mixed-use infill development is in the Woodland Park Neighborhood on the south end of downtown Lexington, Kentucky. High Point at Woodland Park includes 4,600 square feet of professional office space and 36 loft condominiums. Building line averaging was incorporated to allow maximum building footprint while maintaining the desired amount of parking on the irregularly shaped lot. The five-story building includes a covered parking garage and separate entrances for the office spaces along High Street. At the two entrances to the residential condominiums on High Street and on Woodland Avenue walled courtyards provide a pleasant outdoor transition from the public space to the private residences. The streetscape is heavily landscaped to provide a greener environment for the residents whose balconies overlook High Street and Woodland Avenue.

Townley Center Retail

Barrett Partners provided site planning, site design and landscape design for the second phase of the “Main Street” center and a second inline center. The Main Street center consists of 14,000 square feet and fronts on a boulevard with convenient on-street diagonal parking and additional parking in the rear. Special considerations included the provision of pedestrian access from the rear parking area to the storefront entrances. Accommodations were made for the service area, truck access, drive-through lane, and for the future development that will occur in the area. The smaller inline center consists of 6,000 square feet with the opportunity for two drive through locations and for patio dining. Vehicular and pedestrian access connects to the Main Street center.