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Theme E of the Comprehensive Plan: Maintaining a Balance between Planning for Urban Uses and Safeguarding Rural Land

Lexington is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and our productive Bluegrass farmland. Due to a history of balanced and careful planning, our city and our agricultural industries have thrived. Our Urban Services Boundary has not only preserved our signature landscape, it has also enabled us to minimize many of the negative consequences...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Historic Land Swap, Council Approves Agreement

Fayette Alliance supports historic land swap between City of Lexington and University of Kentucky; Urges protections for and participation of impacted neighborhoods. UPDATE 7.6.17: Council approves historic land swap with University of Kentucky At the July 5th meeting, the Council approved the agreement that will give the city 250 acres for economic development in exchange for...

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Council Resolution Affirms Support of PDR Program

For the first time since its inception, there is no funding for the Purchase of Development Rights program in the FY19 Budget adopted unanimously by the Council on June 21, 2018. The rationale is that there is a significant backlog in pending applications and sufficient funds available to process those applications, as well as new...

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Lexington Quickly Becoming a Travel and Tourism City

A recent study released by the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage found total expenditures attributable to travel and tourism in Fayette County in 2017 to be $2,082,039,640. This total represents an increase in expenditures of over $3.3 million from 2016. Additionally, Lexington’s tourism industry supported 15,393 jobs in 2017. Lexington’s numbers were second...

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