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Thistle Station TIF

Fayette Alliance believes that Lexington-Fayette County can become the model for sustainable growth, by connecting and balancing its vibrant city with its unique and productive Bluegrass farmland. In furtherance of our mission to grow our city and promote our farms, we support Tax Increment Financing for the Thistle Station development, located on a 3.9-acre parcel at...

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LFUCG Federal TIGER Grant Application

Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s Federal TIGER grant application for the Town Branch Linear Park, as this project is an important step in sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. If secured, the $13,180,620 federal grant will combine with $10,970,000 in budgeted, local matching funds to finance $24,150,620 in transportation infrastructure for Town...

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Two-Way Streets

Currently this issue is in the Planning Committee of the Council, and we hope that the Committee will move it forward to the full Council for consideration and approval in June 2015. Beginning in 2012, Stantec Engineering spearheaded the effort to  assess the impacts of converting downtown’s “one-way” streets to “two-way” arterials. Using traffic studies,...

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Cardinal Valley and Armstrong Mill Small Area Plans

  On April 30th, the Planning Commission approved both small area plans as amendments to the 2013 Comp Plan.  LFUCG Urban County Council will vote to determine funding for the implementation projects.  What are small area plans?  Small area plans are high-level planning documents that address challenges and opportunities facing certain neighborhoods. Once adopted, they inform...

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Sewer Fee Increase

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 LFUCG Urban County Council voted to approve the proposed sewer fee increase for FY 2016 & FY 2017. While no one wants a sewer fee increase, we applaud council on taking responsible to action to ensure we have the funds to cover the estimated $700 million it will take to...

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ZOTA 2015-4 Promotes Flexible and Efficient Mixed-Use Design

The ZOTA text was recommended for approval in late February of 2015, following a few revisions to the text that clarified ambiguities. View the revised text here. Council gave 1st reading to the Bayer ZOTA on Apr 16 and anticipates 2ndreading on Apr 30. We will keep you apprised of any updates here at fayettealliance.com....

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Fayette Alliance Supports HB 298

We support appropriating state bonds to fund a new research facility at the University of Kentucky. In furtherance of our mission to grow our city and promote our farms, Fayette Alliance strongly supports House Bill 298. If adopted, this legislation will authorize the appropriation of bonds to construct a $135 million research facility at the...

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Recreation and Tourism ZOTA

Through our efforts at government and beyond, Lexington can become the model for sustainable growth, by connecting and balancing its vibrant city with its unique and productive Bluegrass farmland. In furtherance of this mission, Fayette has submitted recommendations for Planning Commission’s consideration and adoption in re: ZOTA 2014-4 & SRA 2014-1: Recreation and Tourism Land...

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LuigART Makers Spaces

On October 23, 2014 Planning Commission unanimously recommended that City Council adopt the text Amendment to Article 22 of our Zoning Ordinance to establish a Planned Unit Development-2 (PUD-2) ZONE. In the coming weeks City Council will take the application under consideration. We will keep you posted of progress here at fayettealliance.com Fayette Alliance supports...

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Affordable Housing Fund

LFUCG Urban County Council unanimously voted to more forward with the Affordable Housing Fund and Governing Board. We’ll keep you apprised of any updates to this issue here at fayettealliance.com. Fayette Alliance supports the ordinance creating the Affordable Housing Fund and its Governing Board. Lexington must address its shortage of affordable housing for working families,...

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