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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Lexington Receives Awards for Three Public Works Projects

Lexington wins three public works awards Staff Report, 11.28.16, Kentucky.com Lexington was honored recently by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association for three of its public works projects. ▪ Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade Project: The Blue Sky Wastewater Treatment Plant acquisition and closure project won in the sanitary sewer services category. The project, […]

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City Council Approves TIF Financing for Thistle Station Development

Lexington Council approves incentives for 16-story apartment complex on Newtown Pike by Beth Musgrave, 03.03.16, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council gave final approval Thursday for developers of a 16-story mixed-use apartment complex on Newtown Pike to use new property taxes generated from the project to pay for new roads, street lights and sewer lines. The […]

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Lexington to Pursue Fiber-Optic Network Bids

Lexington will issue bid for fiber-optic network within next month by Beth Musgrave, 1.19.16, Kentucky.com Preliminary estimates from a consulting firm hired by the city show the cost will be $175 to $200 million to build a fiber-optic network to increase sluggish Internet speeds and expand Internet access in Fayette County. The city hired CTC, […]

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Stormwater Issues Could Increase Cost of New High School

Stormwater problem could add to cost of new Lexington high school by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 6.21.15, Kentucky.com After a more than $62 million construction contract was finalized for Fayette County’s sixth public high school, city engineers came across a stormwater problem that could add $86,000 to the cost, school district officials said. It involves sediment […]

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Infrastructure for Town Branch Commons Could Cost $75 Million

Town Branch Commons, a park through downtown Lexington, could cost $75 million by Beth Musgrave, 5.19.15, Kentucky.com Building and maintaining a linear park through downtown Lexington could cost upwards of $75 million, city officials told the Urban County Council on Tuesday. But only $10 million would be city money, they said. Town Branch Commons, a […]

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Proposed Sewer Fee Increases Advance through Council

Proposal to raise Lexington sewer rates advances by Beth Musgrave, 2.24.15, Kentucky.com A proposal that would raise Lexington sewer rates over the next two years moved forward Tuesday. The Urban County Council voted 13-1 to put the proposal on council’s agenda for Thursday. A final vote is expected in early March. Mayor Jim Gray’s administration […]

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Increase in Sewer Fees Proposed to Pay for EPA Mandates

Lexington proposing substantial sewer rate increases to pay for EPA mandates by Beth Musgrave, 2.22.15, Kentucky.com Taking showers and flushing toilets might be more expensive in coming years. Lexington’s Urban County Council is considering a 12 percent increase in sewer rates this year and another 12 percent hike next year to help pay for more […]

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