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Category: Advocacy

Nimbyism and Lexington’s New Urban Growth Management ZOTA

According to public opinion surveys, a majority of Lexingtonians want to see new housing built inside the USB with a focus on infill, redevelopment, and the creation of more walkable, liveable communities. The Urban Growth Management (UGM) ZOTA is designed to foster this growth within our community.  The proposed UGM ZOTA stands as one of...

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2024 Elections

Who is running for LFUCG Urban County Council in 2024? Important: Make sure to find your council district so you know who is on the ballot. 🗳️ 2024 is an election year for Lexington-Fayette County, which means multiple district Council seats could change. Our plan is to keep you up-to-date and in the know throughout the entire...

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Fayette Alliance Position Statements

Below, you will find a complete list of Fayette Alliance’s position statements regarding land-use policies in Lexington-Fayette County as well as the public comment the organization gave regarding specific land-use policies. 2024 January Urban Growth Management ZOTA 2023 November 2045 Comprehensive Plan Urban Growth Management ZOTA January Sayre A-B ZOTA

Urban Growth Management ZOTA

Recently, Lexington’s Planning Staff proposed a new, progressive, city-wide zoning change that could reshape the landscape of our city. Potentially: This could help create a compact, walkable Lexington that incorporates more mixed-use development projects and allows for appropriate mixing of residential and commercial areas. This is kind of a big deal. Historically, Lexington’s development patterns have...

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Details: New Expansion Area Map

On Thurs., Oct. 26 2023, Lexington’s Planning Commission voted 6-4 to adopt a new expansion area map that will ultimately expand Lexington’s historic Urban Services Boundary by 2,833 gross acres. Next Steps: The newly adopted map will now move to the master planning phase with outside consultants. Let’s be clear  – this is a win...

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2023 End of Year Campaign

As 2023 draws to a close, all of us here at Fayette Alliance want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have stood with us and supported our mission of smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County. Important: The fight for responsible growth is far from over, and we need your support to continue...

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Expansion Public Input Session

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council recently mandated an unprecedented expansion of Lexington’s historic Urban Services Boundary by between 2,700-5,000 acres. The Urban Growth Management Advisory Committee has spent the last four weeks discussing where they believe Lexington should grow and has identified seven different areas for potential expansion. The committee is now requesting community feedback...

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The Cost of Living in Lexington, Kentucky

In recent months, the topics of housing and liveability have become polarizing for many Lexingtonians. The cost of housing was one of the leading factors in the Urban County Council’s decision to expand the Urban Services Boundary by between 2,700-5,000 acres — with some elected officials and advocacy groups claiming that opening up more rural land for development would decrease the cost of...

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