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Tag: Zoning

Storm Water

Our current storm water system is defunct. Lexington uses detention and retention basins to control flooding and storm water filtration in its neighborhoods. Because many new homes are built on extremely small lots with poor drainage, it is essential they do their job.  Yet, the city has not had enough money to thoroughly maintain these...

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Farmland Spared from R.V. Park

On Friday, the Board of Adjustment unanimously denied a permit to allow a 444 space R.V. park on 91 acres of prime Bluegrass farmland in Northern Fayette County. The board denied the permit because they were concerned with the long-term impacts of an R.V. park in the rural area, the ability to environmentally restore the...

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Recreational Vehicles… A New Crop?

Update: Farmland Spared from RV Park We need your help! This afternoon, LFUCG’s Board of Adjustment will decide whether to grant a permit that would allow a temporary R.V. park on a 91-acre farm in Northern Fayette County. We’re opposing this development because it undermines our local land use laws, threatens our Bluegrass farmland and...

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The Fayette Alliance Successfully Opposes RV Park at Board of Adjustment

On June 24th, The Fayette Alliance joined the LFUCG Planning Staff in opposing a temporary R.V. Park on property located at 2215 Mary Fay Place and 1201 Providence Place Parkway. The proposal included the construction of 100 R.V. parking sites—approximately 30’ feet wide—on the property, complete with necessary graveling, etc. The R.V. park would be used...

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The Fayette Alliance Supports Changing the Definition of “Family” to Help Fix Student Housing Issues Around U.K.

On June 10th, the Urban County Council unanimously adopted this legislation into law.  The Alliance supported this proposal which will promote the property rights of landlords and homeowners, and the quality of life in our established neighborhoods. This measure will limit the number of unrelated persons living in single-family and two-family homes and the size...

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Council Approves Red Mile Zone Change

On January 14th, LFUCG Council approved the Red Mile zone change application–requesting Mixed-Use Community (MU-3) zoning for 67 acres located at 780, 790, and 1200 Red Mile Road. The Planning Commission also unanimously approved the Red Mile preliminary development plan. This zone change will lead to a $170 million mixed-used entertainment infill project at the...

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Council Approves Green Infrastructure in Local Subdivision Regulations

The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of text amendment (SRA-2009-4) to our local subdivision regulations and LFUCG Council approved the text amendment 6-0.  This text amendment will allow the use of low-impact / green water quality measures to minimize the environmental impacts of land development. To use these alternative water quality measures, the applicant must...

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LFUCG Planning Commission gives initial approval for Krikorian development

At today’s LFUCG Planning Commission meeting, The Fayette Alliance conceptually endorsed George Krikorian’s proposed $70 million infill project in downtown Lexington. The proposal aims to revitalize roughly 18 acres of underutilized industrial property along Angliana Avenue. Using adaptive re-use and new construction, the project envisions a movie theatre, bowling alley, grocery store, residential, retail and...

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