Economic Development ZOTA

Economic Development ZOTA On Tuesday, October 25th, the Council voted to delay consideration of  proposed amendments to the Economic Development Zone (ED ZOTA) in order to get more information about the complexity of the issues raised by the ZOTA.  The Council has scheduled a workshop on the ZOTA on December 1st at 4 PM. The […]

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA. This ZOTA strengthens oversight by the Board of Adjustment for the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (as defined under the Subdivision Regulations). In 2014, the Planning Commission […]

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Town Branch Commons’ TIGER Grant Application

LFUCG Receives $14.1 Million TIGER Grant Congratulations to the City for securing this crucial funding to move the Town Branch Linear Park project forward.  Fayette Alliance is proud to have supported the grant application, and we look forward to continuing to work with the City to make the project a reality.  This significant investment in […]

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Recreation & Tourism ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Recreational Use ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the version of the recreational use ZOTA fully supported by the Fayette Alliance. The version adopted by Council allows for new agritourism and ecotourism activities in a way that balances the needs of […]

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Blue Grass Stockyards

The Board of Adjustment approved Blue Grass Stockyards’ application for a conditional use permit to construct an Agricultural Market on Friday, March 25th. We are proud to support the Stockyards and their plans to rebuild here in Fayette County. Congratulations to all parties involved! We’re excited that Blue Grass Stockyards will be staying in Fayette […]

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Thistle Station TIF

Fayette Alliance believes that Lexington-Fayette County can become the model for sustainable growth, by connecting and balancing its vibrant city with its unique and productive Bluegrass farmland. In furtherance of our mission to grow our city and promote our farms, we support Tax Increment Financing for the Thistle Station development, located on a 3.9-acre parcel at […]

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Design Excellence & Incentives

On June 9, 2015 this issue was moved out of Planning Committee and will be heard by the full Council later this Summer. Fayette Alliance supports ZOTA 2-14-2: Amendments to Articles 8-7, 8-18, & 8-19 & Article 27 to create the  “Design Excellence” Standards and Guidelines; and the enactment of necessary infill incentives for downtown […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports Grant to Fix Up Old Courthouse

In 2015, the EPA awarded LFUCG’s application for the Brownfield grant. The $200,000 grant will be used to clean up contamination at the Old Courthouse site.  After not being awarded in 2014, LFUCG resubmitted for consideration during the 2015 grant cycle.  LFUCG is seeking a $200,000 brownfield grant from the EPA. If secured, this grant […]

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LFUCG FY 2016 LFUCG Budget

The LFUCG FY 2016 $324 million budget creates a transformational opportunity to invest in infrastructure and services that sustainably grow our city and promote our farms in Lexington. LFUCG’s role as the government partner in this public-private sector effort will reap substantial economic, quality of life, and environmental returns today and in the future. In […]

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LFUCG Federal TIGER Grant Application

Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s Federal TIGER grant application for the Town Branch Linear Park, as this project is an important step in sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. If secured, the $13,180,620 federal grant will combine with $10,970,000 in budgeted, local matching funds to finance $24,150,620 in transportation infrastructure for Town […]

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