2045 Goals & Objectives Position Statement

Author: Fayette Alliance

A Vote Against Smart Growth

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Lexington’s Councilmembers voted to prioritize expansion before process — approving between 2,700-5,000 acres to be incorporated into Lexington’s historic Urban Service Boundary. They voted to expand before the completion of a data-driven and long-term strategy to evaluate our growth needs, and before receiving an updated Sustainable Growth Report or updated...

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Affordable Housing in Fayette County: Facts and Myths

As you’ve probably heard by now, several community groups are advocating for a 5,000-acre expansion of our historic Urban Service Boundary. Those in favor of expansion claim that our city needs more land for affordable housing. Fayette Alliance also wants more affordable housing in Lexington. We want our city to be a just and equitable place where every...

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Railbird Ticket Giveaway

Fayette Alliance is partnering with Railbird Festival — a music festival held at Red Mile Gaming & Racing in Lexington, KY — to give away a set of General Admission tickets. Dates of the Contest: The contest will run for two days, from Wed.., May 17 to Fri., May 19, and will officially close on...

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Proposed Expansion to the Urban Service Boundary

We need your voice at city hall to speak out against irresponsible expansion, and in favor of a data-driven process to guide future growth decisions. Several community groups — Commerce Lexington, Lexington For Everyone, and Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky — are proposing that Lexington should expand its historic Urban Service Boundary by 5,000...

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Economic Development and the Urban Service Boundary

Sometimes, false narratives are told about the Urban Service Boundary — and one of them we often hear is “the USB is hindering economic development in Lexington-Fayette County.” However, a study conducted by the University of Kentucky disproves this narrative. 2017 LBAR Study on Lexington’s Land-Use Policies The Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) funded...

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Get Involved: Goals and Objectives of The 2045 Comprehensive Plan:

Overview: During a public hearing on February 16, smart growth advocates and civically engaged citizens spoke to the planning commission at City Hall — specifically endorsing Fayette Alliance’s recommendations related to Theme E, Goals 3 and 4. Since that public hearing, the Goals & Objectives of Lexington’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan were revised to reflect community...

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A-B ZOTA Position Statement

Update: 3.09.23 Dear smart growth advocate, Despite our advocacy efforts, Lexington’s Planning Commission voted and approved the ZOTA amendment for Sayre School — changing local zoning ordinances in the Agricultural Buffer (A-B) zone, not just for athletic complexes, but for 17 additional conditional uses already permitted in the zone. This is the first of several...

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Smart Growth Ambassadors

  Smart Growth Ambassadors Interested in learning about smart, sustainable growth? Do you have input on how our city uses our natural resources? Do you want Lexington to build more affordable homes in walkable neighborhoods with increased access to transportation options? Join our Smart Growth Ambassadors program of 15 trained members to learn how to...

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