3 years after tornado, West Liberty optimistic about future

Three years after a tornado destroyed much of West Liberty, proposals submitted by architecture students have residents thinking optimistically about the rebuilding effort.
    
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1IRiXNG ) ideas that have caught residents’ attention include a 200-foot-tall vertical greenhouse that could be illuminated and become an icon for the city.
    
West Liberty residents held a town hall meeting recently to hear proposals by University of Kentucky architecture students for how to rebuild the downtown.
    
More traditional ideas included a bike park and trail, a cultural heritage center and a fresh food market.
    
Residents say not all of the ideas will come to fruition, but the possibilities have captured their imaginations for how West Liberty could set itself apart from any other town in Kentucky.

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