Identify new compatible agritourism and ecotourism land uses that would enhance Lexington’s economy and provide additional income-generating possibilities for local farmers.
The Agritourism Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment was important in further establishing protections for the horse industry, as well as other agriculture industries. The impact of that text amendment should be monitored to identify opportunities to add further complementary uses that expand tourism options without negatively affecting existing industries. There remains considerable rural land that is geographically and topographically unsuitable for standard agricultural uses that should be considered for additional agritourism uses. While the community was not prepared during the last text amendment to make those changes, Imagine Lexington envisions a future where those opportunities will become more acceptable, when coupled with sufficient protections to the rest of the agricultural area.
- Update the Zoning Ordinance provisions for Agritourism.