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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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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