By Knox van Nagell | August 28th, 2009 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog, How We've Made a Difference, Protecting Our Farmland
At today’s Board of Adjustment hearing, The Fayette Alliance opposed a conditional use permit submitted by Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center, located at 3050 North Cleveland Road.
The applicant aimed to construct a 6,000 square foot structure—complete with storage space and bathrooms—to their existing 10,000 square foot church building. The subject property is approximately 10-acres in size, and located outside the Urban Service Boundary in the Agricultural-Rural (A-R) zone.
This proposal violated the size limitation of churches in the A-R zone. Please view The Fayette Alliance’s official position statement here for more details.
While the Alliance respects Bharatiya Temple and its role in the community, approval of this conditional use permit would have set a dangerous countywide precedent— opening the door for the widespread construction of large, disruptive mega-churches in the rural area. Such a trend would irreparably threaten the integrity of our iconic Bluegrass landscape and related $3billion signature industries.
The BOA unanimously disapproved the conditional use permit.
By Knox van Nagell | August 28th, 2009 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
Source: Smiley Pete Publishing
Projects receive $51.9 million in community funding
by Tom Martin
August 13, 2009
FRANKFORT, KY – Grants totaling $51.9 million have been approved to advance community projects across the commonwealth through. Awarded from three federal funding programs: Transportation Enhancement, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, and Safe Routes to Schools, the grants include $29 million for Transportation Enhancement projects, $19.3 million for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality projects, and $3.57 million for Safe Routes to Schools projects… Read more at BizLex.com
By Knox van Nagell | August 27th, 2009 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
Excerpt from Kentucky.com
Herald-Leader Staff Report
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is launching the East End Renaissance Fund to support revitalization projects in the historic Lexington neighborhood. The community is being asked to join in the effort.
The fund will raise money to tackle some of the smaller neighborhood projects recommended in the East End Small Area Plan, a blueprint for rejuvenating the downtown neighborhood… Read more at Kentucky.com
By Knox van Nagell | August 26th, 2009 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
By Jennifer Hewlett – firstname.lastname@example.org
The public outcry has been heard, and now there will be no overhead utility lines along Lexington’s 1.5-mile Newtown Pike Extension.
Gov. Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry announced plans Tuesday to bury utility lines along the planned stretch of roadway… Read more at Kentucky.com
By Knox van Nagell | August 20th, 2009 | See all in Fayette Alliance Blog
Painstaking Pace of Process Change: Change comes slow and steady for downtown development process
Written by Will Rouse, Business Lexington special projects writer
Lexington, KY – It has become evident that two paradigm shifts are occurring simultaneously in Lexington and are now in concert with each other. People have rethought their philosophies on “place” and it seems that the general notion of “living where you work” is taking a firm hold in Lexington… Read the entire article at bizlex.com