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Citizens’ Planning Academy 2019 Resources

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

Bluegrass International Cup & An Evening in the Gardens

For the 13th year, Fayette Alliance and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation will join forces to present the Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup at breathtaking Mt. Brilliant Farm, as well as the 8th Annual Evening in the Gardens the evening prior. More than 600 people attend these annual events to support our world-class city, farms, and healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky.

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LFUCG 2020 Budget Position Statement

Mayor Gorton’s Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Budget was read for the second time at the Council meeting on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019, and is a difficult budget in light of the fact that Fayette County expenses are rising faster than its revenue. As such, Mayor Gorton has referred to this as a “continuation budget”,...

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CPA Attendees from 2018

Citizens’ Planning Academy

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

CPA Attendees from 2018

Citizens’ Planning Academy Application 2019

Submit an application to attend Citizens’ Planning Academy, July 16, 23, 30, and August 6 at the Red Mile Clubhouse, below. Attendees that complete all four weeks of CPA will receive a free General Admission ticket to Railbird Festival, August 10-11, 2019 at Keeneland. Applications for Citizens’ Planning Academy are no longer being accepted. Acceptance...

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Brittany Roethemeier Named New Executive Director of Fayette Alliance

March 20, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance announced the hiring of Brittany M. Roethemeier, J.D., as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective immediately. Most recently, Roethemeier was an attorney in the real estate practice group at McBrayer PLLC. “We could not be more thrilled that Brittany is taking the position...

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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate

An Amendment introduced by Senator Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019. If passed, this measure would have required that all cities have a twenty year land inventory under the guise of economic growth—regardless of local zoning policies or...

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What is Placebuilder?

For many years, Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan included a land use map, which visually depicted future growth policies. However, the 2013 Comprehensive Plan eliminated the future land use map to encourage creativity in how we accommodate growth. Along with eliminating the map, the 2013 Plan also called for creating frameworks and policies that encourage good design...

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2018 Comprehensive Plan Adopted

After two and a half years of deliberation, the Planning Commission voted to adopt the 2018 “Imagine Lexington” Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, February 28th at 1:30 PM in Council Chambers. Fayette Alliance was centrally involved throughout the process, and successfully advocated to advance smart growth policies. The recommendations in the 2018 Plan largely align with...

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes Board Member Mary Catherine Jones; Announces Retiring Board Member Gay Haggin VanMeter

January 10, 2019 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy non-profit Fayette Alliance has named Mary Catherine Jones, Director of Marketing & Special Events at Red Mile, to their board. In addition to her role as a board member, Jones will also chair the Bluegrass International Cup, an annual high-goal polo match which benefits the Fayette...

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