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Category: Advocacy

What Should Our Downtown Look Like?

Knox van Nagell, Executive Director of The Fayette Alliance, has been appointed to the recently established LFUCG Downtown Design Guidelines and Form Based Codes Taskforce. This diverse taskforce will discuss and make recommendations on how we can create a downtown that we can all enjoy and be proud of. Council will then consider the group’s...

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Farmland Spared from R.V. Park

On Friday, the Board of Adjustment unanimously denied a permit to allow a 444 space R.V. park on 91 acres of prime Bluegrass farmland in Northern Fayette County. The board denied the permit because they were concerned with the long-term impacts of an R.V. park in the rural area, the ability to environmentally restore the...

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Update on Angliana Project

“State approves financing for Angliana project” By Scott Sloan, posted July 29, 2010 Excerpt from Kentucky.com The state on Thursday gave approval for final negotiations to start on making infrastructure improvements at a proposed development on Angliana Avenue in Lexington. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in Frankfort gave the nod to allow the state...

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Recreational Vehicles… A New Crop?

Update: Farmland Spared from RV Park We need your help! This afternoon, LFUCG’s Board of Adjustment will decide whether to grant a permit that would allow a temporary R.V. park on a 91-acre farm in Northern Fayette County. We’re opposing this development because it undermines our local land use laws, threatens our Bluegrass farmland and...

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The Fayette Alliance’s FY 2011 Budget Request

On Thursday, June 23rd Council adopted the FY 2011 Budget, which begins July 1, 2010. Council approved our request for continued funding of the PDR program, which is matched by $2 million from the federal government. However, Council did not approve funding for the research and implementation of downtown design guidelines and form-based codes, or...

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Council Funds Farmland Preservation

But Design Guidelines and Infill Redevelopment Programs not Included in Budget Over the last few weeks we’ve asked you to join us in telling Council to support funding for farmland preservation, design guidelines, and infill redevelopment initiatives which make our community better by protecting our environment, our local economy, and what makes Lexington-Fayette County special to you....

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The Fayette Alliance Successfully Opposes RV Park at Board of Adjustment

On June 24th, The Fayette Alliance joined the LFUCG Planning Staff in opposing a temporary R.V. Park on property located at 2215 Mary Fay Place and 1201 Providence Place Parkway. The proposal included the construction of 100 R.V. parking sites—approximately 30’ feet wide—on the property, complete with necessary graveling, etc. The R.V. park would be used...

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The Fayette Alliance Supports Changing the Definition of “Family” to Help Fix Student Housing Issues Around U.K.

On June 10th, the Urban County Council unanimously adopted this legislation into law.  The Alliance supported this proposal which will promote the property rights of landlords and homeowners, and the quality of life in our established neighborhoods. This measure will limit the number of unrelated persons living in single-family and two-family homes and the size...

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The Fayette Alliance Supports Application for Brownfields Assessment Grant

In October 2009, LFUCG applied for $400,000 in federal funding to perform a community-wide brownfields assessment.  The Fayette Alliance endorsed LFUCG’s brownfield assessment grant application because it will improve Lexington’s quality of life potential. Please click here to view our statement of support. LFUCG received partial funding for the project. With this financing, LFUCG will...

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Creating a Place That ‘Makes the Heart Sing’

Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted April 18, 2010 Op-ed by Knox van Nagell, Executive Director of The Fayette Alliance “Creating a place that ‘makes the heart sing’: summit focused participants on lexington’s assets, challenges” Spring is here, and nature continues to remind us of the Bluegrass’ unrivaled beauty and potential. Our rolling green pastures dancing with...

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