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Author: Fayette Alliance

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Tree Week 2021: Trees, Horses, and Our Extraordinary Landscape

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1-2:30 pm  Location: Mill Ridge Farm – 2800 Bowman Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40513 Join Fayette Alliance for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a historic tree tour at Mill Ridge Farm in Fayette County! The tour will be led by arborist Horst Schach, a professor in Landscape Architecture at the University...

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ZOTA

September 2021 Update During the special Planning and Public Safety Committee meeting on September 14, the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment was amended and approved to move to the full Council. The added restrictions prevent the new construction of stand-alone detached units. This means that only attached ADUs or existing detached structure...

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Imagine Nicholasville Road Planning Commission Public Hearing

Imagine Nicholasville Road represents a transformative transit and development plan that was adopted into the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, Imagine Lexington after unanimous approval by the Planning Commission on May 20, 2021. It is the first analysis of a major corridor as recommended by the 2018 Comp Plan, and includes an action plan to guide utilization...

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Lexington Multi-Use Trails

Lexington is underserved in our number of multi-use trails (which include dedicated bike and pedestrian trails) currently available. Fayette Alliance’s suggestions for Quality of Life investments for Lexington are part of our 2017 GrowSmart project by Lord Aeck Sargent. This includes potential connections of bicycle routes to create a more functional system. These projects have...

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Fayette Alliance Celebrates 15 Years of Service

ayette Alliance, a Lexington land use non-profit, is proud to celebrate its 15th year advocating for sustainable growth in Lexington-Fayette County. Founded May 2, 2006 to address community issues like urban sprawl, a need for focused infill and redevelopment, overflowing sewers, and the protection of our productive rural farmland, Fayette Alliance continues to promote smart growth through advocacy, education, and research. 

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Grow Smart in Your Neighborhood!

What does Smart Growth mean? What does it look like in your neighborhood? Join Fayette Alliance for a discussion on how growing Lexington in a sustainable and equitable way makes an impact on our everyday lives. We know that updating our city’s policies on how we use our land can change lives for the better,...

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Lexington EPA Consent Decree Progress

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Lexington for violations of the Clean Water Act. Age, changing regulations and equipment failures related to deferred maintenance created an assortment of operational problems, but the end result of those problems has been that during significant rainfall, we had...

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LFUCG’s Sustainable Growth Task Force

October 2021 Update The work coming from the Sustainable Growth Task Force, created as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan (the Plan), Imagine Lexington, offers us an exciting, data-driven opportunity to inform difficult decisions on how we grow as a community. There is an opportunity for public input at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, October 28,...

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Old Frankfort Pike Designated a National Scenic Byway

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the 2021 designations to America’s Byways®. The Old Frankfort Pike Historic and Scenic Byway has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and will officially join the collection of America’s Byways®. In 2020, 63 nomination applications were submitted. Forty-nine byways in 28 states were designated,...

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