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Category: Advocacy

Alliance successfully protects rural landscape at BOA hearing

At today’s Board of Adjustment hearing, The Fayette Alliance opposed a conditional use permit submitted by Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center, located at 3050 North Cleveland Road. The applicant aimed to construct a 6,000 square foot structure—complete with storage space and bathrooms—to their existing 10,000 square foot church building. The subject property is approximately 10-acres...

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LFUCG Planning Commission gives initial approval for Krikorian development

At today’s LFUCG Planning Commission meeting, The Fayette Alliance conceptually endorsed George Krikorian’s proposed $70 million infill project in downtown Lexington. The proposal aims to revitalize roughly 18 acres of underutilized industrial property along Angliana Avenue. Using adaptive re-use and new construction, the project envisions a movie theatre, bowling alley, grocery store, residential, retail and...

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On June 23rd 2009, the Council unanimously adopted the principles of the Downtown Masterplan.

The Alliance strongly supports the Downtown Masterplan, and aims to participate in those LFUCG discussions that will recommend ordinances and programs to the Council for adoption.  Such legislation will give the Masterplan “teeth” and establish a broad regulatory framework for redeveloping downtown.  We’ll keep you posted. Learn more about the Downtown Masterplan.

Fiscal Year 2010 Purchase of Development Rights Program Budget Request

Recently, the LFUCG PDR program became eligible to receive a $3 million federal allocation from the Federal Ranchlands and Protection Program. To receive this grant, PDR must receive $3 million in local “matching” funds. If accomplished, PDR would have a total of $6 million in its coffers to purchase conservation easements on Fayette County farms. The Council...

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FY 2009 & FY 2010 Sanitary Sewer User Fee Increase

The Fayette Alliance supported a 48% increase in the sewer user fee for fiscal year 2009, and a 35% increase for fiscal year 2010. These measures will collectively generate an additional $24.6 million in the dedicated LFUCG sanitary sewer user fee fund. This money will directly pay for $130 million in badly needed infrastructure projects...

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Proposed LFUCG Water Quality Management Fee and Program

Once the Athens of the West, Lexington-Fayette County is now a place where people and livestock have tragically lost their lives in flooded streams; raw sewage and stormwater run-off pollute over 70% of our creeks—endangering fish, animals, and humans alike; and feces finds itself in household basements, neighborhood parks, and the scenic fields of world...

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Short-Term Rental Text Amendment

The Fayette Alliance supported text amendment to Article 1-11 of the Zoning Ordinance that would have changed the definitions of a dwelling unit and an extended stay hotel to limit the time period for rental of residential dwelling units—allowing home rentals on a monthly basis or for a period between one week and one month...

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LFUCG Equine Task Force Recommendations

In 2008, equine industry leaders participated in the LFUCG Equine Task Force and recommended ways in which local government can actively support the horse business—from lobbying state government to change KY tax law, to continuing funding of the PDR program. The Fayette Alliance strongly supports these policy initiatives. On December 9th, the LFUCG Budget &...

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Distillery District Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Application and Development Plan

Pepper Distillery LLC is seeking Tax Increment Financing for its $190 million Distillery District project. Through transparent community participation and collaboration, the Distillery District aims to revitalize roughly 28 acres of blighted real estate in downtown Lexington. Approximately 630,000 square feet of new mixed-use construction and 350,000 square feet of adaptive reuse projects will anchor...

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