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Tag: Urban Services Boundary

Old Frankfort Pike Designated a National Scenic Byway

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the 2021 designations to America’s Byways®. The Old Frankfort Pike Historic and Scenic Byway has been designated as a National Scenic Byway and will officially join the collection of America’s Byways®. In 2020, 63 nomination applications were submitted. Forty-nine byways in 28 states were designated,...

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Rural Internet Update: 2021

Rural internet access has always been one of the top issues for the 12th District. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the issue has intensified due to the dependency on internet services for work, school, and personal needs. Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman has begun a broadband initiative to bring together public and private partners to expand...

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Mornings With Planning- Infill and Redevelopment: Lexington’s Responsible Growth & Evolution

Fayette Alliance Executive Director will be a panelist on “Mornings with Planning”  Infill and Redevelopment: Lexington’s Responsible Growth & Evolution Wednesday, January 6, 2021 In response to the pandemic, the Division of Planning has begun a new initiative called the Uncommon Commons. They are producing digital and virtual materials that can be accessed from anywhere, to...

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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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