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Soccer Complex Updates

Soccer Complex Updates Last Thursday, September 22nd, Lexington Sporting Club withdrew its efforts to develop a soccer stadium and parking complex in the Economic Development (ED) Zone off of Newtown Pike and is exploring other, more suitable options for bringing additional soccer opportunities to our community. The zoning ordinance text amendment (ZOTA) proposed to reverse...

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Smart Growth Ambassadors

Smart Growth Ambassadors Interested in learning about smart, sustainable growth? Do you have input on how our city uses our natural resources? Do you want Lexington to build more affordable homes in walkable neighborhoods with increased access to transportation options? Join our Smart Growth Ambassadors program of 15 trained members to learn how to be...

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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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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 driver...

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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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Urban Service Boundary

10 FAQs About the Lexington Urban Service Boundary

The Lexington Urban Service Boundary, although frequently debated, is often misunderstood. It’s part of our mission to educate the community about how and why smart growth improves the quality of life for all residents. Here are 10 frequently asked questions about the Lexington Urban Service Boundary.   1. What is the Urban Service Boundary? First implemented...

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Infill & Redevelopment

The question is not if we grow, it’s how. With a dedication to long-term planning, we envision growth that’s thoughtful and equitable, with a sustainable approach that makes the most of the land we have through infill and redevelopment.   Infill and redevelopment within Lexington’s Urban Service Boundary (USB) is the growth strategy set forth in...

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Urban Service Boundary

The Urban Service Boundary and the Future of Lexington-Fayette County

If you asked ten people what makes Lexington-Fayette County such a special place, you might receive ten different answers. It’s bourbon country, horse country, home to great industries and educational institutions. Like any good bourbon, Lexington’s distinct appeal comes from its blend and balance, which is largely supported by a unique feature: the Urban Service...

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