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University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus is a premier business location in the heart of the world-famous Kentucky Bluegrass Region. Located at the intersection of I-64 and I-75 and only minutes from the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington, Coldstream is the gateway to the community’s high-tech business and research sectors. More than 240 acres are available for development and building sites include utilities and access to redundant power and high-speed data connections. Coldstream is ground leased, 30 years minimum, up to 99 years.

Land For Sale

50 acres within the Coldstream Research Campus is currently owned by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and is being offered for sale to businesses with an appropriate use within a university research campus. Research and development, advanced manufacturing, corporate and regional headquarters facilities will all be considered.

Location, Location, Location

  • Intersection of I-75/I-64: 80,000 vehicles per day
  • Exit 115 Newtown Pike: 48,000 vehicles per day
  • Exit 115: 1,400 hotel rooms, 9 restaurants
  • Many Fortune 1,000 Enterprise Businesses in the area
  • Within a 3-mile radius: 39,000 population, 36,000 jobs, $50,000 household income

About Coldstream for Developers

  • 735 total acres
  • 21 total buildings
  • 1.71 million square feet of space
  • 94% available square footage occupied
  • Land Available: 240 Acres, development ready
  • Ground Rental Rate: starting at $1,250/Acre/Month
  • Some sites are available for sale through Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Lot Types: Commercial Land – Office and Research & Development
  • Economic Development Incentives Available
  • Skilled & low-cost workforce
  • Min. Divisible: 2 Acres
  • Max. Contiguous: 50 Acres
  • Zoning Description: P-2 University Research Campus
  • Utilities*:
    • Electricity/Power – redundancy available
    • Water – 12” mains - 8” to development sites
    • Telephone
    • Cable / Fiber** – redundancy available
    • Natural Gas
  • Other Features:
    • On-site hotel and conference center
    • On-site restaurant - bar and grill
    • Pedestrian/bicycle trials
    • Fenced in dog park

Data Center Attributes

  • Power: 12.5 MW - redundant power feeds at competitive rates
  • Fiber: dual/redundant fiber network feeds with access to multiple carriers
  • Low Natural Disasters location


*Lots within the Coldstream Campus have service access to Kentucky American Water Company, Columbia Gas of Kentucky, KU Energy, and Lexington – Fayette Urban County Government Sanitary and Storm Sewers. Data, Phone, and Communications can be provided by a variety of carriers through existing conduit infrastructure.  Most lots within the Coldstream Campus have access to the Redundant Electrical Power and a Communication duct bank system which provides conduit pathways for electrical and communication wiring that can be used for either primary or redundant and diverse backup systems.


**Multiple 100 Gigabit capacity on the Windstream Express Network, which connects to Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA from Lexington, KY.  Additionally, Windstream Lexington, KY POP has a 100 Gigabit Internet drain onto the Windstream Express Network