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Updates

Short-Term Rental Text Amendment

The Fayette Alliance supported text amendment to Article 1-11 of the Zoning Ordinance that would have changed the definitions of a dwelling unit and an extended stay hotel to limit the time period for rental of residential dwelling units—allowing home rentals on a monthly basis or for a period between one week and one month...

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LFUCG Equine Task Force Recommendations

In 2008, equine industry leaders participated in the LFUCG Equine Task Force and recommended ways in which local government can actively support the horse business—from lobbying state government to change KY tax law, to continuing funding of the PDR program. The Fayette Alliance strongly supports these policy initiatives. On December 9th, the LFUCG Budget &...

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Distillery District Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Application and Development Plan

Pepper Distillery LLC is seeking Tax Increment Financing for its $190 million Distillery District project. Through transparent community participation and collaboration, the Distillery District aims to revitalize roughly 28 acres of blighted real estate in downtown Lexington. Approximately 630,000 square feet of new mixed-use construction and 350,000 square feet of adaptive reuse projects will anchor...

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Distillery District Text Amendment

The Fayette Alliance supported the adaptive reuse text amendment that will allow adaptive reuse projects in the B-4 (Wholesale &Warehouse Business), I-1 (Light Industrial), and I-2 (Heavy Industrial) zones within the LFUCG Infill Redevelopment Boundary in downtown Lexington. Adaptive Reuse projects use abandoned, vacant, or underutilized structures for new purposes, such as loft apartments, boutique...

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Neighborhood Design Overlay Process (ND-1 Overlay)

The Fayette Alliance supports the ND-1 Overlay process as a measure to advance responsible infill redevelopment in Lexington–a core strategy in achieving farmland preservation in Fayette County.  View the Alliance’s position statement.

North Cleveland Road Scenic Byway Application

In spring 2008, the Bluegrass Conservancy submitted an application to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to designate North Cleveland Road a Scenic Byway. A Scenic Byway is  an honorary designation that celebrates an area’s scenic, natural, cultural, and historic resources. North Cleveland Road is located in the Eastern part of Fayette County in the Rural Service...

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House Bill 447

In the Kentucky General Assembly spring 2008 legislative session, House Representative Susan Westrom-Lexington, sponsored House Bill 447 which sought to prohibit local governments and planning commissions from requiring affordable housing in residential developments. While the Fayette Alliance currently supports incentive based strategies to achieve affordable housing, the Alliance opposed House Bill 447 because it undermined...

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Russell Cave Glen

Developer Richardson-Todds Road LLC has filed a zone change application for roughly 9 acres of land located at 2020 Russell Cave Road. The developer is seeking a zone change from Agricultural-Urban (A-U) to Expansion Area Residential-2 (EAR-2). 47 residential units are planned for the site. Ultimately, the LFUCG Planning Commission and Urban County Council denied...

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Kingston Hall Unit-2

East Bridgeford Land and Development Company developed property at 2356 Newtown Pike without securing a final approved development plan for the site. Such activity is the genesis of unintended environmental, infrastructural, and safety consequences for the community. The Planning Commission is looking at ways to address the problem.  View the Fayette Alliance’s position statement.  View...

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