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Category: Advocacy

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2017 LBAR Study on Lexington’s Land-Use Policies

In 2017, the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) funded a research study by the University of Kentucky to look at how Lexington’s land-use policies, including our Urban Services Boundary (USB), affect our growth – from their impacts on housing prices to jobs to city revenue. Here’s a summary of what the research found: Lexington’s land-use policies...

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ZOTA

September 2021 Update During the special Planning and Public Safety Committee meeting on September 14, the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment was amended and approved to move to the full Council. The added restrictions prevent the new construction of stand-alone detached units. This means that only attached ADUs or existing detached structure...

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Imagine Nicholasville Road Planning Commission Public Hearing

Imagine Nicholasville Road represents a transformative transit and development plan that was adopted into the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, Imagine Lexington after unanimous approval by the Planning Commission on May 20, 2021. It is the first analysis of a major corridor as recommended by the 2018 Comp Plan, and includes an action plan to guide utilization...

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Lexington EPA Consent Decree Progress

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Lexington for violations of the Clean Water Act. Age, changing regulations and equipment failures related to deferred maintenance created an assortment of operational problems, but the end result of those problems has been that during significant rainfall, we had...

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LFUCG’s Sustainable Growth Study

January 2022 Update Lexington’s Sustainable Growth Study, which gives Lexington residents and City Hall transparent, objective data on which we can base our future land use decisions has been approved by the Planning Commission to moved forward to the Planning and Public Safety Committee of the Urban-County Council. The commission recommended adopting the study as part of the...

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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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