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Tag: Zoning

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Street Patterns and Zoning Notifications

Street Patterns As we continue to grow our city and encourage new development for more Affordable housing, complete neighborhoods, expanded access to transportation options, and greater access to amenities nearby, the way we design our streets is paramount to our community members’ quality of life. We know from the Lexington Sustainable Growth Study that we...

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ZOTA

September 2021 Update During the special Planning and Public Safety Committee meeting on September 14, the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment was amended and approved to move to the full Council. The added restrictions prevent the new construction of stand-alone detached units. This means that only attached ADUs or existing detached structure...

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LFUCG’s Sustainable Growth Task Force

October 2021 Update The work coming from the Sustainable Growth Task Force, created as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan (the Plan), Imagine Lexington, offers us an exciting, data-driven opportunity to inform difficult decisions on how we grow as a community. There is an opportunity for public input at the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, October 28,...

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SRA 2019-1: Amendment to Article 6: Sidewalks and Shared Use Paths

UPDATE: On October 10, 2019, the Council approved the proposed update to the Subdivision Regulations discussed below. The Division of Engineering published Standard Drawing and Roadway Manual updates reflecting those changes last week, and pursuant to questions regarding the effective date of said changes, it has been determined that the requirements will apply to any...

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Expedited Zoning Process (ZOTA 2019-2)

This ZOTA would change the current zone change process in the following ways: Planning Commission’s (“Commission”) action relating to a proposed zone change shall become final and the zone change shall be automatically implemented unless, within 21 days after the final vote by Planning Commission: Any “aggrieved person” files a written request with the Commission...

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ADU Text Amendment Position Statement

UPDATE 10/21/2019: The revised ADU ordinance was passed unanimously by Planning Commission at a Special Hearing on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Pursuant to community feedback and an extended period for additional public comment, Planning Staff provided creative and innovative text as potential updates to the original proposed ADU ordinance language. The amended ordinance language was...

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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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