Retrofit incomplete suburban developments, incorporating elements that create complete neighborhoods.
For decades, Lexington embraced strong Euclidian zoning as a way to protect residential uses from the negative externalities of incompatible land uses. However, the market has seen a significant shift in residential consumer preferences, to which Lexington must respond and address with more modern zoning regulations. Primarily, Lexington’s economy, like the national economy, has shifted away from many of the most incompatible land uses, while at the same time, there has been a boom in the services and retail sectors. Today, people are also seeking to live in areas where they can get all their needs met without being forced to drive as far, or in some cases, at all. A complete neighborhood should contain residential, employment, commercial, recreational and civic uses that serve the overall needs of the area. Where these do not exist, Imagine Lexington advocates for complementary infill and development to meet those needs.