As part of its efforts to fulfill a central goal of the 2018 Imagine Lexington comprehensive plan, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has engaged in developing an objective, transparent, and reliable framework to inform long-term land-use decisions involving the Urban Service Boundary (USB) and its role in protecting the urban and rural balance that makes Lexington unique.
This framework provides local officials and community stakeholders with the tools to evaluate land-use decisions within the context of the ideal use and preservation of resources within the USB, with a particular focus on maintaining a strong economy and high quality of life throughout the Lexington community.
Development of this framework involved exploring and assessing existing conditions within the USB, which include: the inventory of available land; past and current planning efforts; economic and population trends; and the insights and priorities of the diverse stakeholders and constituents that call Lexington home.
Three representative land development scenarios within the USB help identify the methods and criteria for the evaluation framework. The Sustainable Growth Task Force, community stakeholders and the public have been engaged throughout this process to create consensus on both the land-use scenario and the evaluation framework itself.
Sustainable Growth Study Documents
Goal Four Workgroup
The Goal Four Workgroup is developing recommendations to the Planning Commission and Urban County Council regarding goal four of theme "E" in the comprehensive plan. This aims to "create a new process for determining long-term land use decisions involving the Urban Service Boundary and Rural Activity Centers."
Meetings will be held every two weeks on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the conference room on the 5th floor of the Government Center.
June 22, 2022 – Meeting packet
July 12, 2022 – Meeting packet
July 26, 2022 – Meeting packet
Aug. 9, 2022 – Meeting packet
Aug. 23, 2022 – Meeting packet
Sept. 6, 2022 – Meeting packet
Sept. 13, 2022 – Meeting packet
Sept. 20, 2022 – Meeting packet
Sept. 27, 2022
Oct. 4, 2022
Oct. 11, 2022
Vice Mayor Steve Kay
James Brown, 1st District Council Member
Amanda Bledsoe, 10th District Council Member
Kathy Plomin, 12th District Council Member