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Theme E of the Comprehensive Plan: Maintaining a Balance between Planning for Urban Uses and Safeguarding Rural Land

Lexington is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and our productive Bluegrass farmland. Due to a history of balanced and careful planning, our city and our agricultural industries have thrived. Our Urban Services Boundary has not only preserved our signature landscape, it has also enabled us to minimize many of the negative consequences...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Historic Land Swap, Council Approves Agreement

Fayette Alliance supports historic land swap between City of Lexington and University of Kentucky; Urges protections for and participation of impacted neighborhoods. UPDATE 7.6.17: Council approves historic land swap with University of Kentucky At the July 5th meeting, the Council approved the agreement that will give the city 250 acres for economic development in exchange for...

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Council Resolution Affirms Support of PDR Program

For the first time since its inception, there is no funding for the Purchase of Development Rights program in the FY19 Budget adopted unanimously by the Council on June 21, 2018. The rationale is that there is a significant backlog in pending applications and sufficient funds available to process those applications, as well as new...

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Theme B of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan- Protecting the Environment

The Bluegrass region is home to the most beautiful countryside and natural areas. As Lexingtonians, we value our farmland, greenways, waterways, and natural areas. Yet, Kentucky ranked 48th in WalletHub.com’s recent study of the greenest states, which compared all 50 states on environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and contributions to climate change. In fact, Kentucky came...

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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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