Author: Fayette Alliance

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Op-Ed: Planning Lexington’s future — make your voice count

This Op-Ed was originally published in the Lexington Herald Leader on August 26, 2017. Every five years Lexington updates its Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how and where our community grows. The first step in the process for the 2018 plan is for the Planning Commission to vote on the overarching goals and objectives that...

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Fayette Alliance Announces New Director of Education and Governmental Affairs, Director of Communications

LEXINGTON, Ky., August 2, 2017- Fayette Alliance, a sustainable growth, land use advocacy group, announced today the hiring of Ashley C. Smith as Director of Education and Governmental Affairs and Madeline Vied as Director of Communications, reporting directly to Executive Director Susan Speckert. “Hiring these new positions will allow the Fayette Alliance to clarify communications,...

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Study Finds Ag Cluster has $2.3 Billion Annual Economic Impact in Fayette County

Agricultural Impact Study On Fayette County Economy Released By UK College Of Agriculture, Food, and Environment A new study was released yesterday that underscores the vital role agriculture plays in Fayette County’s economy. It updates the findings of the 2012 landmark study “The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster on the Fayette County Economy.” The study...

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Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available for Development and Redevelopment

Underutilized Property Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available For Development And Redevelopment Inside Fayette County’s Current Urban Services Boundary Recently, we commissioned nationally-respected firm Lord Aeck Sargent to complete an assessment and analysis of properties within the Urban Services Boundary (USB) of Fayette County. They examined all property within the existing USB and analyzed its possible...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Creation of the Public Infrastructure Program

Infill and Redevelopment is considered smart, fiscally responsible and sustainable for many reasons.  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, infill and redevelopment conserves resources by reinvesting in existing infrastructure and rehabilitating historic buildings; promotes walkable neighborhoods that are near necessities and amenities, thereby making multi-modal transportation options more feasible; promotes a diversity of...

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Op-Ed: Expansion Can’t Meet Lexington’s Housing Needs

Text was originally published as an Op-Ed by Susan Speckert in the Lexington Herald-Leader on March 25, 2017. Done in an intentional and planned way, infill and redevelopment is sustainable and ensures continued investment into and improvement of our city while protecting our iconic Bluegrass landscape. It also creates more housing opportunities inside the city...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Proposed Text Amendment to Coldstream’s Zoning

The University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Park is comprised of 735 acres, and the only parcel in Fayette County zoned P-2.  The P-2 Zone is intended to be a “jobs creation” zone.  Currently fifty-six organizations in biotech, pharmaceutical, equine health, and other industries are located at Coldstream, employing over 2,250 people.  Coldstream estimates that in...

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We Support Fully Funding the PDR Program

Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Fayette County Farm Bureau and Fayette Alliance ask Mayor to fully Fund PDR Program for Fiscal Year 2018 The Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR) is the cornerstone of our Rural Land Management Plan.  The program was created in 2000 with the goal of preserving 50,000 acres of land for...

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