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The Fayette Alliance Champion Fund

2024 Mid-Year Appeal Fayette Alliance’s 2024 Mid-Year Appeal is a chance for our Grow Smart Champions to demonstrate their continued support of our mission — finding the balance between our vibrant city and our productive rural landscape. About the Champion Fund We introduced the Champion Fund in 2023 as a response to serious policy changes...

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Industrial Solar in Lexington, Kentucky

Two different utility-scale, ground-mounted solar projects have recently been proposed for development within the Rural Service Area of Lexington-Fayette County. Details: Combined, these two proposals amount to over 1,000 acres of nationally recognized Prime Farmland for solar development, located in eastern Fayette County along the I-64 and Winchester Rd. corridors. Here’s What We Think Fayette...

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2024 Lexington-Fayette County Candidate Questionnaire

2024 is an election year for Lexington-Fayette County. Fayette Alliance sent new candidates and incumbents questionnaires to provide residents with insight into the land-use policies and growth decisions the potential elected officials of Lexington do, or do not, support. Here’s how this works: Step One: Use this link, provided by the City of Lexington, to...

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Nimbyism and Lexington’s New Urban Growth Management ZOTA

According to public opinion surveys, a majority of Lexingtonians want to see new housing built inside the USB with a focus on infill, redevelopment, and the creation of more walkable, liveable communities. The Urban Growth Management (UGM) ZOTA is designed to foster this growth within our community.  The proposed UGM ZOTA stands as one of...

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Public Opinion: How Residents Want to Grow

An individual’s opinion is subjective.  However, when a large group of people in a community are polled, their collective voice becomes objective — representing the opinion of a majority rather than a singular individual. Objectively, overwhelmingly, and based on two different public opinion surveys conducted throughout 2022 and 2023 in Lexington-Fayette County, residents support maintaining...

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Email Subscriber Railbird Contest

The 2024 Fayette Alliance Railbird Giveaway Contest is officially closed. Fayette Alliance, a Lexington-based nonprofit dedicated to achieving smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County, is partnering with Railbird Festival, a music festival held at Red Mile Gaming & Racing in Lexington, KY, to give away a set of General Admission tickets to the 2024 festival...

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2024 Data and Research: Housing Trends, Land Use, and Public Opinion

Fayette Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to achieving smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land-use advocacy, education, and research. We fund research to provide objective data to support our advocacy work and inform decisions around land-use policy in Lexington-Fayette County. The following information represents the most up-to-date information on housing trends,...

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2024 Research Preview

In 2023, Fayette Alliance commissioned three different research initiatives to help promote responsible growth in our community: Public Opinion Survey on Land Use and Development GrowSmart: Land Use Analysis and Recommendations Lexington-Fayette County Housing Growth Analysis Combined, these studies give us valuable insight into the land and growth trends in Lexington-Fayette County, public opinion surrounding...

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Smart Growth Ambassadors

  Smart Growth Ambassadors   Are you interested in learning about smart, sustainable growth? Do you have input on how our city uses our natural resources? Do you want Lexington to build more affordable homes in walkable neighborhoods with increased access to transportation options? If so, we hope you’ll consider joining our Smart Growth Ambassadors...

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Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup & Evening in the Gardens

For the 15th 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 10th 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.