If you want to start a conversation in Lexington, talk about land use. Virtually everyone has an opinion about how, or whether, Lexington should grow, and what that means for our quality of life.
That's great, it's evidence of a community where people care passionately about the quality of the place.
This week — Tuesday and Wednesday nights — people can share their thoughts with city officials as they update the comprehensive plan that will guide Lexington and Fayette County's growth the next five years.
The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Tuesday at the Tates Creek Golf Course Ballroom at 1400 Gainesway Drive; Wednesday at the Northside Branch Lexington Public Library at 1733 Russell Cave Road.
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Planning staff will be on hand to explain how the process works and what's under consideration as well as to answer questions and hear comments. Public comments will be shared with the Planning Commission as it works on the comprehensive plan.
Join the conversation.
Speak out: How, where should Lexington grow?
Can't attend the public meetings Aug. 14 and 15? You can e-mail your comments to the Planning Commission at 2012CompPlan@lexingtonky.gov.
For further information on the process and to read a draft of strategies that are under consideration for allowing growth while protecting farmland, go to http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page-2851.