Author: Fayette Alliance

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Faster, More Reliable Internet May Be Coming To Rural Fayette County

As installation of a fiber-optic network inside Lexington’s city limits gets underway, there may be hope for better internet access on the horizon for rural Fayette County as well. In today’s environment, access to high-speed, reliable internet is critical to education, business, and daily life. The internet has become as important as any other kind...

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Phase Two of 2018 Update to Comprehensive Plan Underway

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how our city grows. The first phase of the Comprehensive Plan update is adoption of the overarching Goals and Objectives that will provide the framework for Lexington’s growth strategy. Phase 1 was completed in November with Council’s...

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Rural Land Management Plan Updated for First Time Since Adoption

Fayette County is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and productive Bluegrass farmland. To manage our critical rural assets, the Rural Land Management Plan was adopted in 1999 as an element of the 1996 Comprehensive Plan. This groundbreaking document was the first extensive effort dedicated to the management of land uses in Fayette...

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Op-Ed: Community Dinners Again On The Table

This op-ed was originally posted in the Lexington Herald Leader on March 10, 2018.  Last year, thousands of people gathered in small groups all over Fayette County to connect and discuss issues that are important to our community. With nearly 12,000 participants representing every zip code in Fayette County, the inaugural “On The Table” initiative...

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City’s Greenspace Survey Confirms Lexingtonians Value Greenspaces, Farmland

As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government conducted a survey to assess the community’s attitudes about greenspaces. Highlights from the Survey include the following: 72% of respondents favor no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary; 12% favor expansion; 16% don’t know 81% of respondents support using public funds to...

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Implications of Shifting Demographics on Housing Needs

Fayette Alliance partnered with other community stakeholders and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government to commission a housing market demand study as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update. To plan responsibly for our future growth, it is important to understand recent trends and demographic projections. The study projected our housing needs for the ten-year period...

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Citizens’ Planning Academy

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

2018 Mayoral and At-Large Candidate Forum

As part of our voter education program, we’ve partnered with AARP, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council to sponsor a free, public forum featuring Lexington’s Mayoral and At-Large Council Candidates this fall.