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Brittany Roethemeier Named New Executive Director of Fayette Alliance

March 20, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance announced the hiring of Brittany M. Roethemeier, J.D., as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective immediately. Most recently, Roethemeier was an attorney in the real estate practice group at McBrayer PLLC. “We could not be more thrilled that Brittany is taking the position...

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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate

An Amendment introduced by Senator Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019. If passed, this measure would have required that all cities have a twenty year land inventory under the guise of economic growth—regardless of local zoning policies or...

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What is Placebuilder?

For many years, Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan included a land use map, which visually depicted future growth policies. However, the 2013 Comprehensive Plan eliminated the future land use map to encourage creativity in how we accommodate growth. Along with eliminating the map, the 2013 Plan also called for creating frameworks and policies that encourage good design...

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2018 Comprehensive Plan Adopted

After two and a half years of deliberation, the Planning Commission voted to adopt the 2018 “Imagine Lexington” Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, February 28th at 1:30 PM in Council Chambers. Fayette Alliance was centrally involved throughout the process, and successfully advocated to advance smart growth policies. The recommendations in the 2018 Plan largely align with...

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes Board Member Mary Catherine Jones; Announces Retiring Board Member Gay Haggin VanMeter

January 10, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance has named Mary Catherine Jones, Director of Marketing & Special Events at Red Mile, to their board. In addition to her role as a board member, Jones will also chair the Bluegrass International Cup, an annual high-goal polo match which benefits the Fayette...

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City Launches Online Platform to Track Land Use and Building Information

The LFUCG Department of Planning recently launched Buildingeye, an online tool to track land use and development activities throughout Lexington-Fayette County. The system allows anyone to track building permits and planning applications. Additionally, Buildingeye allows users to set notification alerts when activity is occurring within a certain neighborhood, Council district, or along an individual block....

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Phase 2 of 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Nearing Completion

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how our city grows. After over two years of hard work, the 2018 update to the comprehensive plan entitled Imagine Lexington is nearing completion. The first phase of the update was completed at the end of 2017...

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Josh McCurn- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 2 Short Bio: I believe in the idea of a better 2nd District. An idea that has our neighborhoods brought together through unity, an idea that raises the bar for our education system instead of settling for the status quo, an idea that foresees safety for our homes and our...

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2018 General Election Voter Guide

It’s important for voters to understand where candidates stand on the most pressing growth issues facing our community. That’s why AARP Kentucky, Fayette Alliance, Fayette County Farm Bureau, Fayette County Neighborhood Council, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Lexington Public Library, and WKYT partnered to help voters learn more about the candidates before the 2018 general election....

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