The Pepper Distillery District campus will be adding environmentally-friendly pavers to its parking lot on Manchester Street with a $141,000 city grant.
The distillery campus — which includes seven businesses — was one of five groups to receive grant funding through the Lexington-Fayette Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works fund to help with storm water mitigation. The Pepper Distillery will use its $141,027.29 grant to install pavers rather than pavement for its parking spots, which will decrease storm water run off and pollutants into nearby Town Branch creek.
Good Foods Co-op on Southland Drive recently completed a similar project in its parking lot. The pavers are part of the Pepper Distillery District's overall stormwater management plan to protect the creek. Those plans also include rain and rooftop gardens and rebuilding a stone wall that abuts the creek. The group has 12 months to spend the money on the pavers.