Success with Planning Commission and Next Steps

As you may have heard, a majority of Planning Commission members voted for no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary!! This is a critical first step in the process and would not have happened without your support and action. Thank you all so much! The vote was 7-4. The 7 Commissioners who voted for no […]

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Planning Lexington’s future — make your voice count

BY SUSAN SPECKERT AUGUST 26, 2017 4:59 PM 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 guide more detailed decisions on everything […]

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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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Fayette Alliance Welcomes Dr. Michael Karpf to Board of Directors

Fayette Alliance Announces New Board Member Dr. Michael Karpf, Acknowledges Retiring Board Member Dr. Jack van Nagell. Land use advocacy group the Fayette Alliance, named UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dr. Michael Karpf to their board. In addition, founding board member Dr. Jack van Nagell announced his retirement after years of service to […]

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Proposed Text Amendment Would Allow More Uses in Economic Development Zone

Restaurants, apartments may be allowed in Lexington’s expansion area by Beth Musgrave, 12.01.16, Kentucky.com When the Urban Service Area was last expanded in 1996, more than 500 acres were added and set aside for economic development. Twenty years later, about 350 acres off of Newtown Pike near Interstate 64 and Interstate 75 and a little […]

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Work Continues at CentrePointe

More than 100 truckloads of concrete make overnight delivery to CentrePointe by Beth Musgrave, 12.02.16, Kentucky.com More than 100 loads of concrete were delivered to the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington early Friday causing a lot of noise but no traffic back ups. The trucks were on site from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. for […]

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Lexington Receives Awards for Three Public Works Projects

Lexington wins three public works awards Staff Report, 11.28.16, Kentucky.com Lexington was honored recently by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association for three of its public works projects. ▪ Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade Project: The Blue Sky Wastewater Treatment Plant acquisition and closure project won in the sanitary sewer services category. The project, […]

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Euclid Kroger Plans to Expand Parking

Euclid Kroger plans to reopen drive to Ashland, add parking lot by Janet Patton, 11.30.16, Kentucky.com Kroger on Euclid wants to tear down a 22-unit apartment building on South Ashland to give the store another driveway and more parking. “We’ve been able to work out an agreement with the property owner to have access again […]

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Housing Preferences Survey

Take the Housing Preference Survey and Help our City Make Informed Planning Decisions! Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)i s conducting an independent study to identify mid-term (10 years) housing demand for both market rate and affordable housing types, and identify economic and regulatory barriers to meeting projected demand. As part of this process, LFUCG is […]

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Lexington Ranks Among Least Green Cities

Lexington earns low ‘green’ marks on study of largest U.S. cities Staff Report, 10.12.16, Kentucky.com Lexington ranked among the least green cities in a new study that criticized its lack of green space compared to the other 99 largest cities in the country. WalletHub, a personal finance site that gets a lot of attention for […]

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