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Council Creates “Vacant Land Commission & Tax for Abandoned Urban Property”


Blighted Property

Blighted Property

On July 7th 2009, LFUCG formally adopted an ordinance establishing a vacant land commission and tax for abandoned urban property. Such a measure lays the framework for facilitating the redevelopment of vacant or blighted property throughout the city of Lexington. Click here to learn more.

As demonstrated by the city of Louisville, The Fayette Alliance supports a vacant land commission and blight tax as an effective tool for improving our urban areas—by encouraging a higher and better use of neglected property. View The Fayette Alliance’s land-use policy recommendations.

We will keep you posted as details of this program unfold.