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ADU Text Amendment Position Statement

UPDATE 10/21/2019: The revised ADU ordinance was passed unanimously by Planning Commission at a Special Hearing on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Pursuant to community feedback and an extended period for additional public comment, Planning Staff provided creative and innovative text as potential updates to the original proposed ADU ordinance language. The amended ordinance language was...

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Implications of Shifting Demographics on Housing Needs

Fayette Alliance partnered with other community stakeholders and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government to commission a housing market demand study as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update. To plan responsibly for our future growth, it is important to understand recent trends and demographic projections. The study projected our housing needs for the ten-year period...

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Fayette Alliance Supports B-6P ZOTA

As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, the Fayette Alliance commissioned nationally-recognized firm Lord Aeck Sargent to assess and analyze properties within the Urban Services Boundary and to identify underutilized properties that could be potential future development and redevelopment opportunities. Among other findings, this landmark study found that there are over 9,000 non-residentially zoned...

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Op-Ed: Expansion Can’t Meet Lexington’s Housing Needs

Text was originally published as an Op-Ed by Susan Speckert in the Lexington Herald-Leader on March 25, 2017. Done in an intentional and planned way, infill and redevelopment is sustainable and ensures continued investment into and improvement of our city while protecting our iconic Bluegrass landscape. It also creates more housing opportunities inside the city...

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The Fayette Alliance Supports Changing the Definition of “Family” to Help Fix Student Housing Issues Around U.K.

On June 10th, the Urban County Council unanimously adopted this legislation into law.  The Alliance supported this proposal which will promote the property rights of landlords and homeowners, and the quality of life in our established neighborhoods. This measure will limit the number of unrelated persons living in single-family and two-family homes and the size...

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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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