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Smart Growth Ambassadors

Smart Growth Ambassadors Interested in learning about 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? Join our new Smart Growth Ambassadors program to learn how to be an advocate for smart,...

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Street Patterns and Zoning Notifications

Street Patterns As we continue to grow our city and encourage new development for more Affordable housing, complete neighborhoods, expanded access to transportation options, and greater access to amenities nearby, the way we design our streets is paramount to our community members’ quality of life. We know from the Lexington Sustainable Growth Study that we...

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2017 LBAR Study on Lexington’s Land-Use Policies

In 2017, the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) funded a research study by the University of Kentucky to look at how Lexington’s land-use policies, including our Urban Services Boundary (USB), affect our growth – from their impacts on housing prices to jobs to city revenue. Here’s a summary of what the research found: Lexington’s land-use policies...

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Tree Week 2021: Trees, Horses, and Our Extraordinary Landscape

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1-2:30 pm  Location: Mill Ridge Farm – 2800 Bowman Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40513 Join Fayette Alliance for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a historic tree tour at Mill Ridge Farm in Fayette County! The tour will be led by arborist Horst Schach, a professor in Landscape Architecture at the University...

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ZOTA

September 2021 Update During the special Planning and Public Safety Committee meeting on September 14, the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment was amended and approved to move to the full Council. The added restrictions prevent the new construction of stand-alone detached units. This means that only attached ADUs or existing detached structure...

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Imagine Nicholasville Road Planning Commission Public Hearing

Imagine Nicholasville Road represents a transformative transit and development plan that was adopted into the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, Imagine Lexington after unanimous approval by the Planning Commission on May 20, 2021. It is the first analysis of a major corridor as recommended by the 2018 Comp Plan, and includes an action plan to guide utilization...

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Lexington Multi-Use Trails

Lexington is underserved in our number of multi-use trails (which include dedicated bike and pedestrian trails) currently available. Fayette Alliance’s suggestions for Quality of Life investments for Lexington are part of our 2017 GrowSmart project by Lord Aeck Sargent. This includes potential connections of bicycle routes to create a more functional system. These projects have...

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Fayette Alliance Celebrates 15 Years of Service

ayette Alliance, a Lexington land use non-profit, is proud to celebrate its 15th year advocating for sustainable growth in Lexington-Fayette County. Founded May 2, 2006 to address community issues like urban sprawl, a need for focused infill and redevelopment, overflowing sewers, and the protection of our productive rural farmland, Fayette Alliance continues to promote smart growth through advocacy, education, and research. 

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Grow Smart in Your Neighborhood!

What does Smart Growth mean? What does it look like in your neighborhood? Join Fayette Alliance for a discussion on how growing Lexington in a sustainable and equitable way makes an impact on our everyday lives. We know that updating our city’s policies on how we use our land can change lives for the better,...

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