Study Finds Ag Cluster has $2.3 Billion Economic Impact in Fayette County

Agricultural Impact Study On Fayette County Economy Released By UK College Of Agriculture, Food, and Environment A new study was released yesterday that underscores the vital role agriculture plays in Fayette County’s economy. It updates the findings of the 2012 landmark study “The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster on the Fayette County Economy.” The study […]

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Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available for Development and Redevelopment

Underutilized Property Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available For Development And Redevelopment Inside Fayette County’s Current Urban Services Boundary Recently, we commissioned nationally-respected firm Lord Aeck Sargent to complete an assessment and analysis of properties within the Urban Services Boundary (USB) of Fayette County. They examined all property within the existing USB and analyzed its possible […]

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Planning Staff Recommends No Expansion of the Urban Services Boundary

Contact Planning Commission to Share Your Voice We are very pleased to report that today, the City’s Planning Staff presented recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan update that include no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary! We still have a long way to go in the process, but this is a critical first step. The next […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports Creation of the Public Infrastructure Program

Infill and Redevelopment is considered smart, fiscally responsible and sustainable for many reasons.  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, infill and redevelopment conserves resources by reinvesting in existing infrastructure and rehabilitating historic buildings; promotes walkable neighborhoods that are near necessities and amenities, thereby making multi-modal transportation options more feasible; promotes a diversity of […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports Proposed Text Amendment to Coldstream’s Zoning

The University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Park is comprised of 735 acres, and the only parcel in Fayette County zoned P-2.  The P-2 Zone is intended to be a “jobs creation” zone.  Currently fifty-six organizations in biotech, pharmaceutical, equine health, and other industries are located at Coldstream, employing over 2,250 people.  Coldstream estimates that in […]

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We Support Fully Funding the PDR Program

Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, Fayette County Farm Bureau and Fayette Alliance ask Mayor to fully Fund PDR Program for Fiscal Year 2018 The Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR) is the cornerstone of our Rural Land Management Plan.  The program was created in 2000 with the goal of preserving 50,000 acres of land for […]

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We Support Increasing the Funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Fayette Alliance joins resolution asking Mayor Gray and the Council to double annual funding to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund The Affordable Housing Trust Fund has made a good start since being created in 2014. Under Rick McQuady’s leadership, the Fund is making steady progress on providing safe affordable housing for working families. However, continued […]

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HB 72 Creates Unfair Financial Barrier for Review of Zoning Decisions

We Oppose Bill that Would Require Bond as a Condition of Appealing Rezoning Decisions Kentucky State House Bill 72 would require the mandatory posting of an appeal bond as a condition to a non-governmental party appealing a rezoning decision from the Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals.  While we understand the need to curtail […]

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Community Gardens Nourish Neighborhoods, Promote Sustainability

On March 2nd, LFUCG City Council voted unanimously to pass the Market Gardens ZOTA.  This new ordinance will allow community garden crops to be sold on site with appropriate regulation. We are proud to have supported this initiative and applaud our City Council Members for promoting affordable and sustainable local food production.   The multiple […]

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Purchase of Development Rights Program

Purchase of Development Rights Program The Purchase of Development Rights Program (PDR) is the cornerstone of our Rural Land Management Plan.  The program was created in 2000 with the goal of preserving 50,000 acres of land for future agricultural use.  To date, nearly 30,000 acres have been protected, and our PDR program has been lauded […]

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