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2023 End of Year Campaign

As 2023 draws to a close, all of us here at Fayette Alliance want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have stood with us and supported our mission of smart, sustainable, and equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County. Important: The fight for responsible growth is far from over, and we need your support to continue...

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A-B ZOTA Position Statement

Update: 3.09.23 Dear smart growth advocate, Despite our advocacy efforts, Lexington’s Planning Commission voted and approved the ZOTA amendment for Sayre School — changing local zoning ordinances in the Agricultural Buffer (A-B) zone, not just for athletic complexes, but for 17 additional conditional uses already permitted in the zone. This is the first of several...

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Soccer Development Updates

Soccer Development Updates The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this week on Thurs., Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the LFUC Government Center, 200 E. Main St., Lexington KY.  The purpose of the meeting is to decide on a zoning change for a parcel of land located at 5380 and 5354...

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Pause on ZOTAs in the Rural Service Area Until the RLMP is Updated

Pause on ZOTAs in the Rural Service Area Until the RLMP is Updated We and the undersigned organizations are calling on the Urban-County Council and the Mayor to support an update to the Rural Land Management Plan (RLMP) and pause Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments (ZOTAs) in the Rural Service Area. Over the last twelve months, the...

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Goal 4 Report – The Future of the USB

The Future of the Urban Service Boundary: Goal 4 Work Group LFUCG is currently having the most important conversation related to the Urban Service Boundary since its inception in 1958. The efforts of a stakeholder group called the Goal 4 Workgroup will help to inform decisions made by the Planning Commission and the Urban County...

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Here’s the Dirt on How We Can Protect our Special Soils and Environment

  All Lexingtonians know that our region is home to legendary farmland. Fayette County and the Bluegrass Region is world-renowned for its horse farms, thriving agricultural crops, and bourbon production. None of these remarkable features would be possible without the nationally significant, prime soils that underly our area’s farms. Importantly, this soil is a major...

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Micro-Distilleries in the Ag-Rural Zone

Micro-Distilleries in the Ag-Rural Zone Tomorrow, August 25th at 1:30pm, Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment (ZOTA) to permit a small farm micro-distillery as a conditional use in the Agricultural-Rural (A-R) zone. In addition to a distilling operation, limited to 1,000 gallons of spirits, they would be permitted...

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infill and redevelopment lexington ky

Infill and Redevelopment Creates More Housing Choices in Lexington

A shortage of affordable housing is approaching a crisis across the US for many low to middle-income residents.  Housing is defined as affordable when the occupant is paying no more than 30 percent of their gross income for housing costs. City and county governments, city planners, and policymakers are painfully aware that the limited housing...

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Housing & Jobs in Lexington

Lexington’s Urban Service Boundary (USB) is a nuanced topic, complicated by many variables. The most discussed consideration is the implication of the USB on the housing market. Is the USB limiting growth in Lexington? Will expanding the boundary solve that problem? These are important questions, but they aren’t the only questions we need to consider....

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Thinking Outside the Box About Affordable Housing

Experts agree that the housing shortage in Lexington—and across the country—is primarily due to a lack of affordable, attainable housing. Proponents of expanding the Lexington Urban Service Boundary (USB) often want to claim more of Lexington’s productive farmland to build single-family detached housing, the sort of sprawling suburbs found in areas around Hamburg and off...

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