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Category: Advocacy

The Fayette Alliance Champion Fund

2024 Mid-Year Appeal Fayette Alliance’s 2024 Mid-Year Appeal is a chance for our Grow Smart Champions to demonstrate their continued support of our mission — finding the balance between our vibrant city and our productive rural landscape. About the Champion Fund We introduced the Champion Fund in 2023 as a response to serious policy changes...

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Industrial Solar in Lexington, Kentucky

Two different utility-scale, ground-mounted solar projects have recently been proposed for development within the Rural Service Area of Lexington-Fayette County. Details: Combined, these two proposals amount to over 1,000 acres of nationally recognized Prime Farmland for solar development, located in eastern Fayette County along the I-64 and Winchester Rd. corridors. Here’s What We Think Fayette...

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2024 Lexington-Fayette County Candidate Questionnaire

2024 is an election year for Lexington-Fayette County. Fayette Alliance sent new candidates and incumbents questionnaires to provide residents with insight into the land-use policies and growth decisions the potential elected officials of Lexington do, or do not, support. Here’s how this works: Step One: Use this link, provided by the City of Lexington, to...

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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 May Mayor’s FY 2025 Budget 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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