Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available for Development and Redevelopment

Underutilized Property Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available For Development And Redevelopment Inside Fayette County’s Current Urban Services Boundary Recently, we commissioned nationally-respected firm Lord Aeck Sargent to complete an assessment and analysis of properties within the Urban Services Boundary (USB) of Fayette County. They examined all property within the existing USB and analyzed its possible […]

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Planning Staff Recommends No Expansion of the Urban Services Boundary

Contact Planning Commission to Share Your Voice We are very pleased to report that today, the City’s Planning Staff presented recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan update that include no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary! We still have a long way to go in the process, but this is a critical first step. The next […]

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Tom Eblen: Lexington Shouldn’t Expand Urban Growth Boundary

After recession, builders want more room to grow. Lexington should say no. by Tom Eblen, 8.30.16, Kentucky.com After years of recession-induced silence, the drumbeat is sure to start again: builders, developers and land speculators will want to expand the Urban Service Boundary. Don’t do it, Lexington, and not just for the obvious reason. Central Kentucky’s […]

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Lexington’s Horse-Racing Linked to Urban Growth Boundary

The unlikely relationship between Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition and Urban Growth Boundaries by David Heyburn, 08.03.16, usgbc.org As Metro Louisville begins the process to update its Comprehensive Plan, Cornerstone 2020, there is an interesting historic and strategic juxtaposition in Kentucky’s next largest city, Lexington. Embedded within the richness of Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition, showcased every first Saturday in […]

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Matrix Survey Finds 70% of Lexingtonians Oppose Expanding the Urban Services Boundary for Development

Lexington is known for its urban and rural balance, and one recurring issue in Lexington is whether or not to expand the urban service area to include more rural land for future growth needs. In recent years, Lexington has pursued a general policy in which development is encouraged within the existing urban service area instead […]

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