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Tag: Urban Services Boundary

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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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The Final Step- We Need Your Voice!

The journey to update the Comprehensive Plan for Lexington-Fayette County is not over yet. Your voice is more important than ever!  The Planning Commission approved Goals & Objectives for the 2018 update, including no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary or the Rural Activity Centers. This was a huge victory, however it was just the first step....

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Success with Planning Commission and Next Steps

As you may have heard, a majority of Planning Commission members voted for no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary!! This is a critical first step in the process and would not have happened without your support and action. Thank you all so much! The vote was 7-4. The 7 Commissioners who voted for no...

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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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Urban Service Boundary

  The Urban Service Boundary is essential to protecting our farmland. The Urban Service Boundary is a growth boundary that limits development in rural areas.  The use of such a boundary forces city planners and developers to creatively utilize available space as opposed to continually expanding outward into our signature Bluegrass farmland. The potential expansion...

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