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Tag: Zoning

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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Dangerous Land Use Amendment 1 to House Bill 346 Withdrawn From Senate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Jared Carpenter that would have mandated future expansions of our Urban Services Boundary for economic development was withdrawn late Thursday, March 14, 2019.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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City Launches Online Platform to Track Land Use and Building Information

The LFUCG Department of Planning recently launched Buildingeye, an online tool to track land use and development activities throughout Lexington-Fayette County. The system allows anyone to track building permits and planning applications. Additionally, Buildingeye allows users to set notification alerts when activity is occurring within a certain neighborhood, Council district, or along an individual block....

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Fayette Alliance Supports Expanding Accessory Uses for Agricultural Markets

Update August 23, 2018:  Planning Commission unanimously approved expanding accessory uses for agricultural market.  The amendments will be forwarded to the Council for consideration and a vote.  Stay tuned! Fayette County is fortunate to be home to the largest stockyards east of the Mississippi River, Blue Grass Stockyards. Blue Grass Stockyards is to the cattle...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Historic Land Swap, Council Approves Agreement

Fayette Alliance supports historic land swap between City of Lexington and University of Kentucky; Urges protections for and participation of impacted neighborhoods. UPDATE 7.6.17: Council approves historic land swap with University of Kentucky At the July 5th meeting, the Council approved the agreement that will give the city 250 acres for economic development in exchange for...

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