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AU Associates completes project in Lexington

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 AU Associates, the Lexington development company that transformed Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the company has finished Parkside, a development in Gardenside built on a 6-acre site that was formerly the Cross Keys YWCA.

The building was the Cabana Club in the 1960s. It housed Lexington’s only ice skating rink.

In the 1970s it was The Aquatic Club with pool and putt-putt miniature golf course.

Now, it has 36 affordable apartments and the offices of two social service agencies.

Holly Wiedemann is president of AU (stands for adaptive use) Associates. Over the past 21 years, the company has done $63 million worth of projects throughout Kentucky and in West Virginia with 350 housing units and more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space.

The new Parkside development has a Hodgenville connection, according to the Herald-Leader. All the kitchen cabinets were made by a local company.