Click Here to Contribute to Our 2023 End of year Giving Campaign

Category: Blog

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. 2023 November Watch the video of our public comment.

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

How to Experience the Best of Lexington’s World-famous Landscape

Lexington, Kentucky sits in the heart of the Bluegrass region and has become world-famous for its landscape — gently rolling hills, pasture land, and, of course, horse farms.  Unlike most cities, however, our scenic farmland is located within a short 10-minute drive of our bustling downtown — a feature that was uniquely and purposefully designed. ...

Read More

Affordable Housing in Fayette County: Facts and Myths

As you’ve probably heard by now, several community groups are advocating for a 5,000-acre expansion of our historic Urban Service Boundary. Those in favor of expansion claim that our city needs more land for affordable housing. Fayette Alliance also wants more affordable housing in Lexington. We want our city to be a just and equitable place where every...

Read More

Railbird Ticket Giveaway

Fayette Alliance 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. Dates of the Contest: The contest will run for two days, from Wed.., May 17 to Fri., May 19, and will officially close on...

Read More