A car drives through the parking lot behind Main Street Baptist Church near the Jefferson Street Bridge in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 21. 2017. The city of Lexington is attempting to tear down the Jefferson Street bridge to make room for an expanded Lexington Convention Center and a nearly 10-acre park. The new plans will eliminate a parking lot currently being used by Main Street Baptist Church.
A car drives through the parking lot behind Main Street Baptist Church near the Jefferson Street Bridge in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 21. 2017. The city of Lexington is attempting to tear down the Jefferson Street bridge to make room for an expanded Lexington Convention Center and a nearly 10-acre park. The new plans will eliminate a parking lot currently being used by Main Street Baptist Church. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com
A car drives through the parking lot behind Main Street Baptist Church near the Jefferson Street Bridge in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 21. 2017. The city of Lexington is attempting to tear down the Jefferson Street bridge to make room for an expanded Lexington Convention Center and a nearly 10-acre park. The new plans will eliminate a parking lot currently being used by Main Street Baptist Church. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com

This church has been on Main Street 155 years. A new park might endanger its future.

September 22, 2017 04:37 PM