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Urban Service Boundary Updates

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The Goal 4 Workgroup has been working to create a new process for potentially expanding Lexington’s Urban Service Boundary. | Map courtesy of CivicLex

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A special workgroup called the Goal 4 Workgroup has been diligently working to create a new process for expanding the Urban Service Boundary (USB) if/when the time comes to expand.

Details

  • Next steps: County Council and the Planning Commission will revise + adopt a version of this recommendation.
  • Finalization: This will then become the official guide for potentially expanding the Urban Service Boundary.
  • Need to know: Adopting this recommendation does not mean that the Urban Service Boundary is currently expanding.

The new process

  • Assessment: Every five years, Council and the Planning Commission will use data from the Sustainable Growth Report to determine new development needs.
  • Expansion: If development needs can not be met within the USB, Council can submit Request for Proposals from property owners.
  • Need to know: Proposals must be within the expansion areas on the map — A, B, C, D, E + F. This ensures that only approved parcels of land are used in the expansion.

We’ll keep you updated on this process.