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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Proposed Text Amendment Would Allow More Uses in Economic Development Zone

Restaurants, apartments may be allowed in Lexington’s expansion area by Beth Musgrave, 12.01.16, Kentucky.com When the Urban Service Area was last expanded in 1996, more than 500 acres were added and set aside for economic development. Twenty years later, about 350 acres off of Newtown Pike near Interstate 64 and Interstate 75 and a little […]

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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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2016 Lafayette Seminar Focused on Economic Development and Collaboration

Economic development in university cities is all about collaboration by Tom Eblen, 4.10.16, Kentucky.com What are the secrets to economic development? An important one is collaboration. That point came through clearly last Thursday, when the University of Kentucky’s Gaines Center for the Humanities held its annual Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues. The keynote speaker was […]

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Lexington’s East End & North Lime Neighborhoods Selected for Economic Revitalization Project

Lexington’s East End, North Limestone neighborhoods picked for economic revitalization project by M. David Nichols, 12.07.15, BizLex.com Lexington has been chosen to be part of an intensive revitalization effort, joining six other U.S. cities that will receive a year or more of expert assistance aimed at boosting the economic viability of entire neighborhoods. The National […]

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Keeneland Contributes $600 Million a Year to Lexington’s Economy

Study: Keeneland contributes almost $600 million a year to Lexington’s economy by Janet Patton, 4.23.15, Kentucky.com Between the boutique race meets in spring and fall and world-renowned horse sales, Keeneland has an economic impact of almost $600 million, according to a new study released Thursday. The study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Center for […]

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National Avenue Continues to Attract New Tenants

Breaking news: National Avenue corridor getting key new tenant by M. David Nichols, 3.31.15, BizLex.com The blossoming National Avenue corridor is about to welcome a key new tenant, with plans to turn the high-profile corner of Walton Avenue and Winchester Road into a showpiece gateway into the area. Locals’ is a bar and restaurant concept […]

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Senate Gives Final Approval to Fund UK’s New Medical Research Building

Senate gives final approval to bill to help finance University of Kentucky medical research building by Jack Brammer, 3.3.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill fulfilling the University of Kentucky’s request for $132.5 million in state bonds for a six-story medical research center. On a vote of 36-1, […]

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UK Hospital Expansion Approved by State

State approves University of Kentucky hospital expansion plan by Mary Meehan, 2.19.15, Kentucky.com With the approval of state health officials, the University of Kentucky can begin a 120-bed expansion, the next step in a $1 billion construction project. The expansion project was approved Wednesday under the state’s certificate of need process, which requires the state […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports HB 298

We support appropriating state bonds to fund a new research facility at the University of Kentucky. In furtherance of our mission to grow our city and promote our farms, Fayette Alliance strongly supports House Bill 298. If adopted, this legislation will authorize the appropriation of bonds to construct a $135 million research facility at the […]

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