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Category: Advocacy

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Sustainable Growth Task Force February 2021 Update

The Sustainable Growth Task Force received a data-packed presentation on February 17, 2021 from their consulting firm, Stantec. Stantec presented an analysis of the amount of vacant and underutilized land within the Urban Service Boundary, dividing it into categories of how the parcels are zoned and for what uses. Self-identified as a “conservative” analysis for...

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Coldstream Master Plan

In 2018, UK and the city of Lexington participated in a historic land swap. The University of Kentucky traded 250 acres in and near the university’s Coldstream Research Campus in exchange for the city turning over control to UK of several important roads in and around campus. Of the 250 acres, 50 are “shovel-ready”. Another...

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Rural Internet Update: 2021

Rural internet access has always been one of the top issues for the 12th District. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the issue has intensified due to the dependency on internet services for work, school, and personal needs. Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman has begun a broadband initiative to bring together public and private partners to expand...

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Rare OFC 1993 Bourbon Raffle

Enter to win a bottle of ultra-rare, 25-year-old OFC 93 Bourbon, made under the watchful eye of legendary Master Distiller Elmer T. Lee.  This raffle has ended. The raffle drawing will be at 4 PM on November 4th. To watch, please go to the raffle website or to Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/TheFayetteAlliance. Just 822 bottles...

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Planning Commission 101

The Planning Commission for LFUCG approves subdivision plats and development plans and makes recommendations to the Urban County Council for zone change requests. The Commission also reviews and adopts the community’s comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission is made up of 11 residents of Fayette County. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor. Two-thirds of the Commission...

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How to Vote: 2020 General Election

Secretary of State Michael Adams and Governor Andy Beshear have released their plan for voting this election. Read about your voting options in Lexington-Fayette County.

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes New Director of Education and Governmental Affairs

August 25, 2020 (Lexington, Ky.)- Fayette Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to achieving smart and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land-use advocacy, education, and research, has named Ashleigh McGuire their new Director of Education and Governmental Affairs. “We are thrilled to welcome Ashleigh to the Fayette Alliance team,” said Fayette Alliance Executive Director Brittany Roethemeier....

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Parking ZOTA Position Statement

UPDATE: PLN-ZOTA-20-00003: ARTICLE 8 and 16 was approved by the Planning Commission in July 2020 and will go to the LFUCG Council next. Fayette Alliance submitted a position statement on July 21, 2020 with respect to PLN-ZOTA-20-00003: ARTICLE 8 and 16, a petition for a Zoning Ordinance text amendment to revise parking requirements for mixed-income...

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Floor Area Ratio Position Statement

UPDATE: PLN-ZOTA-20-00002 was unanimously approved on June 25, 2020 by the Planning Commission. On August 28, the ZOTA went before LFUCG Council for a second reading. Council decided to delay voting on the issue in order to hear additional feedback from the community. Council will vote on approving the ZOTA on September 24th. To offer...

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Fayette Alliance Statement on Racism

We at Fayette Alliance stand in solidarity with the Black community, with those fighting for justice and equality, and against racism in all of its forms. We believe Black Lives Matter. We pride ourselves on responsibly growing our city and promoting our farms, and we acknowledge that deeply rooted in the institutions this work involves...

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