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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate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Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019.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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Faster, More Reliable Internet May Be Coming To Rural Fayette County

As installation of a fiber-optic network inside Lexington’s city limits gets underway, there may be hope for better internet access on the horizon for rural Fayette County as well. In today’s environment, access to high-speed, reliable internet is critical to education, business, and daily life. The internet has become as important as any other kind...

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Rural Land Management Plan Updated for First Time Since Adoption

Fayette County is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and productive Bluegrass farmland. To manage our critical rural assets, the Rural Land Management Plan was adopted in 1999 as an element of the 1996 Comprehensive Plan. This groundbreaking document was the first extensive effort dedicated to the management of land uses in Fayette...

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Rural Land Management Plan Update Approved by Planning Commission

Thursday, the Planning Commission adopted the update to the Rural Land Management Plan. This landmark document was first created and adopted in 1999 to manage our invaluable rural assets. No significant policy changes were included in the update. Work by Long Range Planning to update the 1999 Rural Land Management Plan has been ongoing since...

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Council Votes to Maintain Urban Services Boundary

The final vote by the Council on the Goals & Objectives took place last evening. I am very happy to report that the Council unanimously voted to approve the Planning Commission’s Goals & Objectives, including no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary! Despite the previous attempt by seven Councilmembers on November 7th to approve an...

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Recreation & Tourism ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Recreational Use ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the version of the recreational use ZOTA fully supported by the Fayette Alliance. The version adopted by Council allows for new agritourism and ecotourism activities in a way that balances the needs of...

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Blue Grass Stockyards Letter Editor by Fayette Alliance Board Chairman

Stockyards a true asset by Don Robinson, Fayette Alliance Board Chairman Published 03.04.16, Letter to the Editor, Kentucky.com Time after time, the citizens and leaders of Lexington-Fayette County affirm the uniqueness and beauty of our Bluegrass landscape. In a recent study conducted by the Matrix Group, 76 percent of our population valued this signature landscape...

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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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