Presentation on Homelessness and Affordable Housing Program Development

On April 15th, Planning Commissioner, Derek Paulsen, gave a presentation to the Planning Committee of Urban County Council on the next steps to developing a robust program on homelessness and affordable housing. Topics covered in the presentation include an overview of the Homelessness Fund and Affordable Housing Fund; proposed organization and coordination for these two […]

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Proposal to Designate Portion of Insurance Fee to Affordable Housing Blocked

Lexington council blocks proposal to designate part of insurance fee to go to housing program by Jim Warren, 04.15.14, Kentucky.com Urban County Council members narrowly blocked another effort by Councilman Steve Kay Tuesday to establish an ongoing funding source for Lexington’s new plan to promote affordable housing and combat homelessness. During Tuesday’s work session, Kay […]

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Rupp Financing Plan Drops Hotel Tax

Gov. Beshear: New Rupp financing plan drops hotel tax, increases state aid to $80 million by Beth Musgrave, 4.14.14, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear plans to meet with legislative leaders later on Monday to discuss a new financing plan for a renovated Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. Beshear said during a news […]

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Euclid Kroger’s Replacement to Open By End of Year

Kroger on Euclid coming down; replacement to open by end of year by Janet Patton, 04.07.14 The walls of the Euclid Avenue Kroger finally came down Monday. Demolition of the store began in earnest, and construction workers probably will have the 38,000-square-foot building down in a week or two. Construction of the new store, to […]

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Enter to Win 6 Tickets to a Private Box at Keeneland on Sunday, April 13th!

If you missed the chance to enter our last Keeneland giveaway, you’re in luck! Nicoma Bloodstock is sponsoring a second Fayette Alliance Keeneland box giveaway. Fill out the form below to win! 6 tickets to a private box during Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes Sunday, April 13th Our winner is Brenda. Congratulations! This giveaway is now closed. […]

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Ranking of Most Sprawling US Metro Areas Released

As Lexington’s position in sprawl rankings improves, it’s important to remember that sprawl is an ongoing threat that needs continued attention.  We’ve still got a lot of work to do. A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care by Sarah Goodyear, 04.02.14, TheAtlanticCities.com Sprawl may not be a four-letter […]

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Affordable Housing Finally Gets Some Funding

Lexington makes progress on affordable housing but ongoing funding still needed Op-ed, 04.02.14, Kentucky.com Lexington has spent years doing a lot of navel-gazing, discussing, studying and arguing about the glaring problems of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in our community. At last, the city has committed real money to begin the process of addressing […]

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Rupp Arena Project to Get $1.5 Million from State

Rupp Arena project to get $1.5 million; needs UK lease, financial plan for more money By Beth Musgrave, John Cheves and Jack Brammer, 03.31.14, Kentucky.com Despite a last-minute push by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, the renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena will get just $1.5 million in the two-year compromise state budget approved Monday by […]

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Boone Creek Files Suit In Hopes of Reopening for Business

Owner of Boone Creek Outdoors files another suit to try to get approval of zip-line canopy tour by Beth Musgrave, 03.31.14, Kentucky.com The owner of a controversial canopy tour has appealed to Fayette Circuit Court to try to overturn the Urban County Planning Commission’s decision not to hear his case. Lawyers for Burgess Carey, owner […]

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Town Branch Trail Extension Has a Chance

Don’t let chance go for important Town Branch trail extension by Van Meter Pettit, 3.30.14, Kentucky.com For 15 years, Lexington has been working — with success — to create an east-west citywide greenway for bicycles and pedestrians linking our world famous Bluegrass countryside with the city center. The Town Branch Trail is a “river walk” […]

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