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LFUCG’s Sustainable Growth Study Envisions a Bright Future for Lexington-Fayette County

The Urban Service Boundary protects what makes our part of Kentucky unique–the thriving city of Lexington and the lush countryside and farmlands that make up Fayette County. The boundary was established in 1958 to protect these spaces for current and future residents and businesses by increasing the development of urban spaces while allowing rural areas...

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Urban Infill

Productive Rural Areas: Preserving What Makes Lexington Unique

  Sustainable Lexington, one of the most visible results produced from the urban service boundary, exemplifies the unique character of the county and is one of the major draws for residents and tourists alike. This charm, this atmosphere—whatever you might call it—is centered on the natural environment around us and the abundance it produces for...

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Here’s the Dirt on How We Can Protect our Special Soils and Environment

  All Lexingtonians know that our region is home to legendary farmland. Fayette County and the Bluegrass Region is world-renowned for its horse farms, thriving agricultural crops, and bourbon production. None of these remarkable features would be possible without the nationally significant, prime soils that underly our area’s farms. Importantly, this soil is a major...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Kenya Williams

Running for: Council District 8 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? Upon graduating from Georgetown College, I moved to Lexington to begin my professional career. I love the closeness of Lexington and I feel like it is a great place to raise a family. My wife and...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Josh McCurn

Running for: Council District 2 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? Lexington is a beautiful city that has a blend of diverse cultures and backgrounds but also has a feel for urban and rural life. Lexington has opportunities to offer for college students to raising a family...

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Climate Change and Land Use

Thoughtful Land Use Provides Tactics To Tackle Climate Change

Thanks to the Urban Service Boundary (USB), Lexington-Fayette County’s decades-long tradition of protecting and preserving our farmland provides a pathway forward for fighting climate change. No one had heard of the phrase “climate change” in 1958 when the USB was created to distinguish between Lexington-Fayette County’s lush farmland and our urban areas designated for development....

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Urban Service Boundary

The Future of Lexington-Fayette County: Bringing the 2045 Comprehensive Plan Into Focus

The creation of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Service Boundary in 1958 established a blueprint for growth in this area of the Bluegrass region. This initiative aimed to stop unchecked urban and suburban sprawl, manage infrastructure costs, and to maintain the thriving rural business and residential communities that make up the areas surrounding Lexington. Over the...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Jennifer Reynolds

Running for: Council District 11 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? I grew up in Central Kentucky, spending time in Lexington daily, and started my adult career in Lexington 21 years ago. After going to school, I traveled extensively and lived in Mexico for 4 years. When...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – James Lombardi

Running for: Council District 9 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? I chose to work here because I chose to live here. Question: Like the rest of the nation, Lexington faces critical challenges around developing adequate Affordable housing for low-income families and increasing attainable missing middle housing...

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Election 2022 Candidate Questionnaire – Preston Worley

Running for: Council District 7 Question: What brought you to Lexington-Fayette County? What do you love about our community? Like many central Kentucky natives, I came to Lexington for college and decided to stay, settle down, and raise a family here. I love that Lexington feels like a small town, but has the resources and...

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