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Old Frankfort Pike Designated a National Scenic Byway

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the 2021 designations to America’s Byways®. The Old Frankfort Pike Historic and Scenic Byway has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and will officially join the collection of America’s Byways®. In 2020, 63 nomination applications were submitted. Forty-nine byways in 28 states were designated,...

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Coldstream Master Plan

In 2018, UK and the city of Lexington participated in a historic land swap. The University of Kentucky traded 250 acres in and near the university’s Coldstream Research Campus in exchange for the city turning over control to UK of several important roads in and around campus. Of the 250 acres, 50 are “shovel-ready”. Another...

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Rural Internet Update: 2021

Rural internet access has always been one of the top issues for the 12th District. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the issue has intensified due to the dependency on internet services for work, school, and personal needs. Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman has begun a broadband initiative to bring together public and private partners to expand...

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Grow Smart 101

Grow Smart 101 is a free, four-week program created by Fayette Alliance, designed to educate UK students on land-use planning and its relationship to our community’s economic development, environment, and quality-of-life and empower them to be active citizens. Local community leaders and experts speak on issues ranging from our infrastructure, like transportation and sewer systems,...

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Mornings With Planning- Infill and Redevelopment: Lexington’s Responsible Growth & Evolution

Fayette Alliance Executive Director will be a panelist on “Mornings with Planning”  Infill and Redevelopment: Lexington’s Responsible Growth & Evolution Wednesday, January 6, 2021 In response to the pandemic, the Division of Planning has begun a new initiative called the Uncommon Commons. They are producing digital and virtual materials that can be accessed from anywhere, to...

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Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit- 2020

Mayor Linda Gorton will host a virtual Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit, Tuesday, November 17 through Thursday, November 19. This is the second annual Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit for Lexington neighborhoods, but the first time it will be virtual (due to COVID-19 restrictions).  A virtual format will still allow the City to provide information, and to answer pre-submitted...

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Kathy Plomin- 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 12th District Council Campaign Website: https://www.plominforcouncil.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? Growth. The 12th District makes up 73% of the land mass in Fayette County. There is ongoing pressure to expand Urban Service Boundary that was...

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Jennifer Reynolds- 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 11th District Council Campaign Website: https://reynoldsfor11th.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? While there are various challenges that I could mention, and I see them all as important, I believe the most critical issue is the drug...

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David Kloiber – 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 6th District Council Campaign Website: https://friendsforkloiber.com/ 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? As with most of Lexington, I feel that the single largest issue facing my district is that of affordable housing. When I am elected to...

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Susan Lamb – 2020 General Election Questionnaire

Running for: 4th District Council Campaign Website: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/council-district-4 1. What do you see as the single most important issue facing your district, and what is your plan to address it? The single most important issue facing the 4th District is traffic management in the neighborhoods. During the pandemic while more families are working from home,...

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