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Tag: Urban Services Boundary

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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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Affordable Housing

There is a shortage of affordable housing in Lexington. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the cost of an “affordable” home—including taxes, maintenance and other costs—should not exceed 30% of a household’s monthly income. This is particularly alarming since 18.1% of all renter households in Lexington spend more than 50% of...

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Comprehensive Plan Process and the Urban Service Boundary

The Planning Commission recently reviewed and updated the 2001 Comprehensive Plan. This process occurs every five years. The Comprehensive Plan is a general, long-range document that assigns various land uses to property located throughout Fayette County. In essence, the Comprehensive Plan is a template for future zone changes and designations.