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2024 Lexington-Fayette County Candidate Questionnaire

2024 is an election year for Lexington-Fayette County. Fayette Alliance sent new candidates and incumbents questionnaires to provide residents with insight into the land-use policies and growth decisions the potential elected officials of Lexington do, or do not, support. Here’s how this works: Step One: Use this link, provided by the City of Lexington, to...

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Email Subscriber Railbird Contest

The 2024 Fayette Alliance Railbird Giveaway Contest is officially closed. Fayette Alliance, a Lexington-based nonprofit dedicated to achieving smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County, is partnering with Railbird Festival, a music festival held at Red Mile Gaming & Racing in Lexington, KY, to give away a set of General Admission tickets to the 2024 festival...

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2024 Research Preview

In 2023, Fayette Alliance commissioned three different research initiatives to help promote responsible growth in our community: Public Opinion Survey on Land Use and Development GrowSmart: Land Use Analysis and Recommendations Lexington-Fayette County Housing Growth Analysis Combined, these studies give us valuable insight into the land and growth trends in Lexington-Fayette County, public opinion surrounding...

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Fayette Alliance Position Statements

Below, you will find a complete list of Fayette Alliance’s position statements regarding land-use policies in Lexington-Fayette County as well as the public comment the organization gave regarding specific land-use policies. 2024 January Urban Growth Management ZOTA 2023 November 2045 Comprehensive Plan Urban Growth Management ZOTA January Sayre A-B ZOTA

Urban Growth Management ZOTA

Recently, Lexington’s Planning Staff proposed a new, progressive, city-wide zoning change that could reshape the landscape of our city. Potentially: This could help create a compact, walkable Lexington that incorporates more mixed-use development projects and allows for appropriate mixing of residential and commercial areas. This is kind of a big deal. Historically, Lexington’s development patterns have...

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Details: New Expansion Area Map

On Thurs., Oct. 26 2023, Lexington’s Planning Commission voted 6-4 to adopt a new expansion area map that will ultimately expand Lexington’s historic Urban Services Boundary by 2,833 gross acres. Next Steps: The newly adopted map will now move to the master planning phase with outside consultants. Let’s be clear  – this is a win...

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2023 End of Year Campaign

As 2023 draws to a close, all of us here at Fayette Alliance want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have stood with us and supported our mission of smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County. Important: The fight for responsible growth is far from over, and we need your support to continue...

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The Next Steps for Fayette Alliance

Litigation against the Urban County Council on the Goals & Objectives is underway. The legality of their decision to mandate an expansion of 2,700-5,000 acres in Lexington-Fayette County will now be decided by the judicial system.  As for us at Fayette Alliance, our work doesn’t stop in the courtroom.  It carries over into City Hall,...

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The Urban Growth Management Plan Advisory Committee

August 8, 2023 The Urban Growth Management Plan Advisory Committee met for the first time today to begin planning for an expansion of Lexington’s historic Urban Services Boundary. This first meeting served as an introduction to the weeks ahead. The committee introduced themselves and reviewed their assignment and timeline. The 14-person committee is compromised of...

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Litigation is Necessary to Ensure Smart Growth

Update: 11.15.23 Over the summer, Fayette Alliance and a group of citizens filed a lawsuit against the LFUCG Urban County Council. The lawsuit was filed in response to the way in which decisions were made to mandate an expansion of the Urban Service Boundary (USB) by 2,700–5,000 acres. After time and consideration, Fayette Circuit Court Judge...

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