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Street Patterns and Zoning Notifications

Street Patterns As we continue to grow our city and encourage new development for more Affordable housing, complete neighborhoods, expanded access to transportation options, and greater access to amenities nearby, the way we design our streets is paramount to our community members’ quality of life. We know from the Lexington Sustainable Growth Study that we...

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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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Old Frankfort Pike Designated a National Scenic Byway

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the 2021 designations to America’s Byways®. The Old Frankfort Pike Historic and Scenic Byway has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and will officially join the collection of America’s Byways®. In 2020, 63 nomination applications were submitted. Forty-nine byways in 28 states were designated,...

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Grow Smart 101

Grow Smart 101 is a free, four-week program created by Fayette Alliance, designed to educate UK students on land-use planning and its relationship to our community’s economic development, environment, and quality-of-life and empower them to be active citizens. Local community leaders and experts speak on issues ranging from our infrastructure, like transportation and sewer systems,...

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Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit- 2020

Mayor Linda Gorton will host a virtual Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit, Tuesday, November 17 through Thursday, November 19. This is the second annual Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit for Lexington neighborhoods, but the first time it will be virtual (due to COVID-19 restrictions).  A virtual format will still allow the City to provide information, and to answer pre-submitted...

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Kathy Plomin- 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 12th District Council Campaign Website: https://www.plominforcouncil.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? Growth. The 12th District makes up 73% of the land mass in Fayette County. There is ongoing pressure to expand Urban Service Boundary that was...

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Jennifer Reynolds- 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 11th District Council Campaign Website: https://reynoldsfor11th.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? While there are various challenges that I could mention, and I see them all as important, I believe the most critical issue is the drug...

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David Kloiber – 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 6th District Council Campaign Website: https://friendsforkloiber.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? As with most of Lexington, I feel that the single largest issue facing my district is that of affordable housing. When I am elected to...

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Susan Lamb – 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 4th District Council Campaign Website: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/council-district-4 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? The single most important issue facing the 4th District is traffic management in the neighborhoods. During the pandemic while more families are working from home,...

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Christian Motley – 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 8th District Council Campaign Website: https://christianmotley.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? Since knocking our first door last November, we have had many conversations with residents. We have found that voters in the 8th District want government...

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