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SRA 2019-1: Amendment to Article 6: Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths

UPDATE: On October 10, 2019, the Council approved the proposed update to the Subdivision Regulations discussed below. The Division of Engineering published Standard Drawing and Roadway Manual updates reflecting those changes last week, and pursuant to questions regarding the effective date of said changes, it has been determined that the requirements will apply to any...

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Expedited Zoning Process (ZOTA 2019-2)

This ZOTA would change the current zone change process in the following ways: Planning Commission’s (“Commission”) action relating to a proposed zone change shall become final and the zone change shall be automatically implemented unless, within 21 days after the final vote by Planning Commission: Any “aggrieved person” files a written request with the Commission...

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Equine Industry a Leading Sector in Central Kentucky

Our irreplaceable Bluegrass assets–the prime soils and farmland that surround Lexington–significantly impact not only our quality of life, but serve as an important economic engine in our community. Research shows that in Fayette County alone, agriculture has a $2.3 billion economic impact. In addition, 1 in 12 jobs in Fayette County are supported by agriculture....

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ADU Text Amendment Position Statement

UPDATE 10/21/2019: The revised ADU ordinance was passed unanimously by Planning Commission at a Special Hearing on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Pursuant to community feedback and an extended period for additional public comment, Planning Staff provided creative and innovative text as potential updates to the original proposed ADU ordinance language. The amended ordinance language was...

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CPA 2.0

Join Fayette Alliance on October 14 at Blue Stallion Brewing for an evening of conversation, networking, and discussion of how the 2018 Comprehensive Plan is being implemented in Lexington. 

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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