As Vote Nears, Contact Council!

The journey to update the Comprehensive Plan for Lexington-Fayette County is not over yet. Your voice is more important than ever!  We are close to the adoption of the Goal & Objectives for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update–but we’re not there yet, and we need your help. This is a long and confusing process, but it’s […]

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The Final Step- We Need Your Voice!

The journey to update the Comprehensive Plan for Lexington-Fayette County is not over yet. Your voice is more important than ever!  The Planning Commission approved Goals & Objectives for the 2018 update, including no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary or the Rural Activity Centers. This was a huge victory, however it was just the first step. […]

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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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Fayette Alliance Issues Position Letter in Preparation for Public Hearing

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 & Objectives that guide more detailed decisions on everything from zoning categories to street width. […]

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Design & Density

Lexington has the potential to become one of the truly unique, human-scale, and vibrant cities in America. Lexington has a burgeoning downtown, along with remarkable historic and established neighborhoods, and some of the most productive and beautiful farmland in the world on the perimeter of the city. Our history as the “Athens of the West” […]

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Households & Lifestyles

The average household in Lexington has shifted more towards young adults and small units. Our demographics are changing in Lexington. 72% of all new residents in Lexington are singles and childless couples under the age of 30. And, on average, only 2.3 persons live in Fayette County households. In fact, in 2010, nearly 75% of […]

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Capacity & The Need for an Innovative Growth Strategy

Lexington is a growing city with a changing demographic. Best estimates say that an additional 60,000 people will call Lexington home by 2030. One of the central questions facing our community is not if we grow, but how we grow—and can we do it in a way that positions our built, natural, and social environments […]

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Affordable Housing

There is a shortage of affordable housing in Lexington. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the cost of an “affordable” home—including taxes, maintenance and other costs—should not exceed 30% of a household’s monthly income. This is particularly alarming since 18.1% of all renter households in Lexington spend more than 50% of […]

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