Provide varied housing choice.
By providing housing choices within a neighborhood, residents of a community have greater options of where to live, particularly when the components of housing choice include access to jobs and schools, affordability, and housing type. Diverse neighborhoods feature town-homes, apartments,condominiums and duplex housing adjacent to and mixed with single-family homes. They provide the opportunity for more personal interaction and security. The added population of higher-density residential development increases the viability of neighborhood-serving commercial development as well.
Goals and Objectives
GOAL A1: Expand housing choices
Pursue incentives and regulatory approaches that encourage creativity and sustainability in housing development.
Accommodate the demand for housing in Lexington responsibly, prioritizing higher-density and mixture of housing types.
Plan for safe, affordable and accessible housing to meet the needs of older and/or disadvantaged residents.
Create and implement housing incentives that strengthen the opportunities for higher-density and housing affordability.
GOAL A2: Support infill and redevelopment throughout the Urban Service Area as a strategic component of growth.
Identify areas of opportunity for infill, redevelopment, adaptive reuse, and mixed-use development.
GOAL A3: Provide well-designed neighborhoods and communities.
Enable existing and new neighborhoods to flourish through improved regulation, expanded opportunities for neighborhood character preservation, and public commitment to expand options for mixed-use and mixed-type housing throughout Lexington-Fayette County
Strive for positive and safe social interactions in neighborhoods, including, but not limited to, neighborhoods that are connected for pedestrians and various modes of transportation.
GOAL E1: Uphold the Urban Service Area concept.
Continue to monitor the absorption of vacant and underutilized land within the Urban Service Area.
Ensure all types of development are environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable to accommodate the future growth needs of all residents while safeguarding rural land.
Emphasize redevelopment of underutilized corridors.
Maximize development on vacant land within the Urban Service Area and promote redevelopment of underutilized land in a manner that enhances existing urban form and/or historic features.