Fayette Alliance Issues Position Letter in Preparation for Public Hearing
Every five years Lexington updates its Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how and where our community grows. The first step in the process for the 2018 Plan is for the Planning Commission to vote on the overarching Goals & Objectives that guide more detailed decisions on everything from zoning categories to street width.
After months of study and review, the planning staff has issued their draft Goals & Objectives. The Public Hearing on the draft is Thursday, August 31st at 1:30 in Council Chambers (2nd floor, Government Center).
UPDATE: The Planning Commission will vote on the draft Goals & Objectives on September 7 in Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public and we encourage you to attend!
The Planning Commission needs to hear directly from you, so please plan to attend to ensure your voice is heard!
The majority of the G&O’s recommended by the planning staff lay out a vision for our community that is innovative, responsible, sustainable, and achievable based on data and overwhelming public sentiment. Central to achieving this vision is no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary or the Rural Activity Centers.
By maintaining the current Urban Services Boundary and Rural Activity Centers we can be balanced in our growth approach, develop in an innovative way, and continue to create a sustainable world-class city in a world-class landscape.
We hope to see you at the Public Hearing on August 31st. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Chris Woodall, Manager of Long-Range Planning.
“Thank you for your innovative vision for our community. I support the Staff’s recommendation to maintain the current Urban Services Boundary and Rural Activity Centers. I support the other Goals and Objectives focused on facilitating infill and redevelopment in a way that works for our entire community.
Maintaining the balance between our increasingly vibrant city and productive Bluegrass farmland is the key to our economic development and quality of life. Our city needs a long-range growth strategy that balances these twin concerns.
I also support creation of a more objective and transparent process to guide discussions about the Urban Services Boundary and Rural Activity Centers so long as infill/redevelopment remains our primary growth strategy and preservation of our rural assets a central priority.”