ADU Text Amendment Position Statement
A text amendment to our zoning ordinance (“ZOTA”) to incorporate and regulate Accessory Dwelling Units has been introduced by LFUCG Planning Staff and Planning Commission held a public hearing on the matter on Thursday, September 26th . Based on the outpouring of
responses from the community, and in order to make sure everyone who wanted to speak on the matter was heard and the Planning Commission was able to take their opinions into consideration, Planning Staff postponed the vote by the Planning Commission until a special
meeting on Monday, October 21st . Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Urban County Council at that time.
Planning Staff will continue to take public comment on the ADU ZOTA until October 7th , 2019. Read more about the ADU proposal, specifics of the draft ZOTA and complete a form for public feedback below. Your opinion matters!
Fayette Alliance supports the most basic intent of the ZOTA, which is to provide an alternate housing choice that increases density through infill in an incremental way, while efficiently using existing infrastructure. We must, however, reduce the risks associated with unintended
consequences for our neighborhoods wherever possible. Our 2018 Comprehensive Plan, Imagine Lexington, identified infill development, land use efficiency, expansion of housing choice and enhancement of existing neighborhoods as primary objectives of our land use policy going forward. In order to ensure these goals are being met, we must work with our community to navigate the implementation of policies like the ADU ZOTA in a way that enhances our city and protects our citizens. In light of our dedication to achieving this balance, read more about
Fayette Alliance’s position on the ADU ZOTA and our recommendations for the same below.