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Category: Advocacy

House Bill 447

In the Kentucky General Assembly spring 2008 legislative session, House Representative Susan Westrom-Lexington, sponsored House Bill 447 which sought to prohibit local governments and planning commissions from requiring affordable housing in residential developments. While the Fayette Alliance currently supports incentive based strategies to achieve affordable housing, the Alliance opposed House Bill 447 because it undermined...

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Russell Cave Glen

Developer Richardson-Todds Road LLC has filed a zone change application for roughly 9 acres of land located at 2020 Russell Cave Road. The developer is seeking a zone change from Agricultural-Urban (A-U) to Expansion Area Residential-2 (EAR-2). 47 residential units are planned for the site. Ultimately, the LFUCG Planning Commission and Urban County Council denied...

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Kingston Hall Unit-2

East Bridgeford Land and Development Company developed property at 2356 Newtown Pike without securing a final approved development plan for the site. Such activity is the genesis of unintended environmental, infrastructural, and safety consequences for the community. The Planning Commission is looking at ways to address the problem.  View the Fayette Alliance’s position statement.  View...

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Healthway Trail System

On July 12th 2007, the Metropolitan Planning Organization released a Bicycle and Pedestrian Masterplan for Jessamine and Fayette Counties. The plan endorses the Healthway Trail System-a system of off-road trails in the North-South and East-West Corridors of the inner Bluegrass Region. This Healthway Trail System will encourage bicycle and pedestrian activities in Fayette County. For...

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Headley-Whitney Museum Zone Change

Headley Whitney Museum ultimately dropped its zone change application that would have allowed museums in the Agricultural-Rural Zone.  View the Fayette Alliance’s position statement.

Quest Church Zone Change

The LFUCG Council denied Quest Church’s zone change that would have allowed it to build a 90,000 square foot worship facility next to Mill Ridge Farm.  View Fayette Alliance’s position statement.

Comprehensive Plan Process and the Urban Service Boundary

The Planning Commission recently reviewed and updated the 2001 Comprehensive Plan. This process occurs every five years. The Comprehensive Plan is a general, long-range document that assigns various land uses to property located throughout Fayette County. In essence, the Comprehensive Plan is a template for future zone changes and designations.