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Category: Advocacy

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.

Lexington’s Footprint-Environmental Priorities Reinforce Need for Smart Growth Policies

Guest Commentary by Knox van Nagell, Business Lexington, June 27th, 2008 The Brookings Institution, one of the most credible and knowledgeable research organizations in the world, recently named Lexington as having the largest carbon footprint among the nation’s 200 major metropolitan areas. In layman’s terms, this means that the average Lexingtonian emits 2.5 times more...

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Federal Grant Assistance to the Yellow Bikes Program

The Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s federal grant application to finance and improve the “Yellow Bikes” community bike program. With additional funding, LFUCG can purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will enhance the Yellow Bikes program—such as integrating easy check out facilities, GPS and odometer readings on all bikes, and credit card tracking on lost or stolen bikes....

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EPA Consent Decree

ON FEBRUARY 19th, 2008, LFUCG released the details of the EPA Consent Decree. This agreement between LFUCG and the EPA addresses Lexington-Fayette County’s longstanding sanitary sewer and stormwater problems. The Consent Decree will impact how Lexington-Fayette County grows in years to come. EPA Consent Decree