Placement of Student Housing Crucial to Lexington

The University of Kentucky is preparing to replace and greatly increase its student housing, and where that happens is crucial to the well-being of Lexington, according to a new report.

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Dudley’s Uses Innovative Adaptive Reuse to Create Rooftop Patio

Debby Long, owner of Dudley’s at her new location on Short St. in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, April 1, 2010 | Photo by Pablo Alcala, Lexington Herald-Leader Staff

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EPA Awards Lexington Brownfields Grant

Lexington receives $200,000 brownfields grant LFUCG Press Release, 7.6.11, Lexingtonky.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lexington a $200,000 grant to assess brownfield properties in the city, Mayor Jim Gray announced today. Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. […]

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Council & Mayor Pass Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year, Including Farmland Preservation Funding

Mayor Gray plans to use veto power to eliminate debt the city would accrue from newly passed budget. | Photo by Jeff Rogers | www.jeffrogers.com

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Council Adopts FY 2012 Budget, Including $1 million to PDR Program

Ask your council member to support the $1 million local match for the PDR program and farmland preservation, both of which are critically important to Lexington-Fayette County and they must continue to be a major priority for our community.

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LexTran’s Loundon Avenue Building Eligible for National Register of Historic Places

Significance makes aging LexTran building tough to demolish By Beverly Fortune, 6.27.11, Kentucky.com LexTran’s building at Loudon Avenue and North Limestone has been deemed historically significant and is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, making it more difficult to demolish as the transit authority redevelops its property. LexTran will need to […]

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Congratulations Shorty’s, The Urban Market and Dudley’s on Short!

The Fayette Alliance would like to congratulate Alliance Board Member Debbie Long for the honor that Dudley’s on Short received and Board Member Greg Goodman for Shorty’s, The Urban Market’s recognition. We’d also like to congratulate our Jefferson St. neighbor Wine + Market & and downtown restaurant Table Three Ten.

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The “Goals & Objectives” of Comprehensive Plan Update are in Full Swing

The Fayette Alliance continues to promote the importance of farmland preservation, responsible development and special neighborhoods, and an improved infrastructure and environment during the current “Goals and Objectives” phase of the Comprehensive Plan. | Photo by Jeff Rogers | www.jeffrogers.com

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Helping Our Neighborhoods: Alliance Supports New Building Inspection Measures

By authorizing a “right of entry”, inspectors will gain needed access inside those buildings that have zoning ordinance violations—greatly strengthening LFUCG’s ability to inspect, address and remediate public safety issues created by such violations.

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What Lexington Can Take from Greenville, SC

Revival of Greenville, S.C., could hold lessons for Lexington By Tom Eblen, 6.15.11, Kentucky.com This is the week each year when Commerce Lexington takes several dozen business and civic leaders to another city for three days of networking and brainstorming about how to improve Lexington. Nearly 200 people are leaving on chartered jets Wednesday morning […]

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