Add residential opportunities by proactively up-zoning areas near transit for populations who rely solely on public transportation.
In transit opportunity areas identified in subsequent corridor studies, the government should consider up-zoning properties to allow and encourage more intense uses that support transit. Where neighborhoods already exist along these corridors, appropriate transitions and step-downs should be used, but should not otherwise deter development of additional housing. To avoid adverse effects on low and medium density neighborhoods, transit-oriented development should be accommodated as much as possible on commercially zoned land along major arterials. B-6P zoning should be considered along these major arterials.
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.
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.
Implement innovative programs, such as the public infrastructure fund and land bank programs, to facilitate sustainable development, including, but not limited to, housing, affordable at all income levels, and commercial and economic activity.
GOAL A3: Provide well-designed neighborhoods and communities.
There are no objectives related to this policy that further this particular goal.
GOAL B2: Reduce Lexington-Fayette County’s carbon footprint.
Provide incentives for green building, sustainable development, and transit-oriented development with civic agencies leading by example through the use of green building standards.
Prioritize multi-modal options that de-emphasize single-occupancy vehicle dependence.
GOAL D1: Work to achieve an effective and comprehensive transportation system.
Support the Complete Streets concept, prioritizing a pedestrian-first design that also accommodates the needs of bicycle, transit and other vehicles.
Develop a viable network of accessible transportation alternatives for residents and commuters, which may include the use of mass transit, bicycles, walkways, ridesharing, greenways and other strategies.
Concentrate efforts to enhance mass transit along our corridors in order to facilitate better service for our growing population, as well as efficiencies in our transit system.