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Sustainable Growth Task Force Community Meeting

The Sustainable Growth Task Force, a group appointed by Mayor Gorton to create an objective framework to drive conversations about responsible growth and long-term land-use decisions in Lexington-Fayette County, including the Urban Services Boundary, will be presenting their work to the public and collecting input on Monday, July 19th at 6pm via Zoom.  The Task...

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ADUs

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are homes tucked into existing communities that can help curb sprawl, expand flexibility for all stages of life, especially for our aging population, and add needed homes near jobs and transit. ADUs can be attached or detached to a current home. Sometimes they are referred to as backyard homes or garage...

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ADU

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are homes tucked into existing communities that can help curb sprawl, expand flexibility for all stages of life, especially for our aging population, and add needed homes near jobs and transit. ADUs can be attached or detached to a current home. Sometimes they are referred to as backyard homes or garage...

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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 the amount of multi-use and 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...

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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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Lexington EPA Consent Decree Progress

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Lexington for violations of the Clean Water Act. Age, changing regulations and equipment failures related to deferred maintenance created an assortment of operational problems, but the end result of those problems has been that during significant rainfall, we had...

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Sustainable Growth Task Force February 2021 Update

The Sustainable Growth Task Force received a data-packed presentation on February 17, 2021 from their consulting firm, Stantec. Stantec presented an analysis of the amount of vacant and underutilized land within the Urban Service Boundary, dividing it into categories of how the parcels are zoned and for what uses. Self-identified as a “conservative” analysis for...

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