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Tag: Comprehensive Plan

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Imagine Lexington’s Public Engagement Toolkit

While we came together as a community to express our vision and goals for growth in Lexington, the hard part, implementation of the policies that make this vision a reality, is what we currently face. With zone changes, public opposition, op-eds, and conversations happening around the city around our infill and re-development strategy, it’s important...

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New Imagine Lexington Website Launch

On February 28, 2020, the one year anniversary of the adoption of Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan, LFUCG Division of Planning unveiled a new website at www.imaginelexington.com. The goal of the site is to encourage citizens to “increase accessibility, transparency, and public awareness”, and provide a user-friendly way for the public to dig in and interact with the Plan...

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Expedited Zoning Process (ZOTA 2019-2)

This ZOTA would change the current zone change process in the following ways: Planning Commission’s (“Commission”) action relating to a proposed zone change shall become final and the zone change shall be automatically implemented unless, within 21 days after the final vote by Planning Commission: Any “aggrieved person” files a written request with the Commission...

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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate

An Amendment introduced by Senator Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019. If passed, this measure would have required that all cities have a twenty year land inventory under the guise of economic growth—regardless of local zoning policies or...

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What is Placebuilder?

For many years, Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan included a land use map, which visually depicted future growth policies. However, the 2013 Comprehensive Plan eliminated the future land use map to encourage creativity in how we accommodate growth. Along with eliminating the map, the 2013 Plan also called for creating frameworks and policies that encourage good design...

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2018 Comprehensive Plan Adopted

After two and a half years of deliberation, the Planning Commission voted to adopt the 2018 “Imagine Lexington” Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, February 28th at 1:30 PM in Council Chambers. Fayette Alliance was centrally involved throughout the process, and successfully advocated to advance smart growth policies. The recommendations in the 2018 Plan largely align with...

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Phase 2 of 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update Nearing Completion

Every five years, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government updates the city’s Comprehensive Plan, which provides the blueprint for how our city grows. After over two years of hard work, the 2018 update to the comprehensive plan entitled Imagine Lexington is nearing completion. The first phase of the update was completed at the end of 2017...

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Theme E of the Comprehensive Plan: Maintaining a Balance between Planning for Urban Uses and Safeguarding Rural Land

Lexington is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and our productive Bluegrass farmland. Due to a history of balanced and careful planning, our city and our agricultural industries have thrived. Our Urban Services Boundary has not only preserved our signature landscape, it has also enabled us to minimize many of the negative consequences...

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