Category: Advocacy

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Community Gardens Nourish Neighborhoods, Promote Sustainability

On March 2nd, LFUCG City Council voted unanimously to pass the Market Gardens ZOTA.  This new ordinance will allow community garden crops to be sold on site with appropriate regulation. We are proud to have supported this initiative and applaud our City Council Members for promoting affordable and sustainable local food production.   The multiple...

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA. This ZOTA strengthens oversight by the Board of Adjustment for the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (as defined under the Subdivision Regulations). In 2014, the Planning Commission...

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Town Branch Commons’ TIGER Grant Application

LFUCG Receives $14.1 Million TIGER Grant Congratulations to the City for securing this crucial funding to move the Town Branch Linear Park project forward.  Fayette Alliance is proud to have supported the grant application, and we look forward to continuing to work with the City to make the project a reality.  This significant investment in...

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Recreation & Tourism ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Recreational Use ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the version of the recreational use ZOTA fully supported by the Fayette Alliance. The version adopted by Council allows for new agritourism and ecotourism activities in a way that balances the needs of...

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Blue Grass Stockyards

The Board of Adjustment approved Blue Grass Stockyards’ application for a conditional use permit to construct an Agricultural Market on Friday, March 25th. We are proud to support the Stockyards and their plans to rebuild here in Fayette County. Congratulations to all parties involved! We’re excited that Blue Grass Stockyards will be staying in Fayette...

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Blue Grass Stockyards Letter Editor by Fayette Alliance Board Chairman

Stockyards a true asset by Don Robinson, Fayette Alliance Board Chairman Published 03.04.16, Letter to the Editor, Kentucky.com Time after time, the citizens and leaders of Lexington-Fayette County affirm the uniqueness and beauty of our Bluegrass landscape. In a recent study conducted by the Matrix Group, 76 percent of our population valued this signature landscape...

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Thistle Station TIF

Fayette Alliance believes that Lexington-Fayette County can become the model for sustainable growth, by connecting and balancing its vibrant city with its unique and productive Bluegrass farmland. In furtherance of our mission to grow our city and promote our farms, we support Tax Increment Financing for the Thistle Station development, located on a 3.9-acre parcel at...

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LFUCG Federal TIGER Grant Application

Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s Federal TIGER grant application for the Town Branch Linear Park, as this project is an important step in sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. If secured, the $13,180,620 federal grant will combine with $10,970,000 in budgeted, local matching funds to finance $24,150,620 in transportation infrastructure for Town...

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Two-Way Streets

Currently this issue is in the Planning Committee of the Council, and we hope that the Committee will move it forward to the full Council for consideration and approval in June 2015. Beginning in 2012, Stantec Engineering spearheaded the effort to  assess the impacts of converting downtown’s “one-way” streets to “two-way” arterials. Using traffic studies,...

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