How to build a better Lexington

Aiming for a Lexington that is safer, healthier, and more vibrant.

Why We Should Make Lexington More Walkable

In Build A Better Lex's first guest post, Jonathan Pezzi goes through all the reasons why we should want a...

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Illegal Neighborhoods

Lexington's older neighborhoods are the most desirable and walkable neighborhoods. But they are completely illegal to build today

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Imagine Nicholasville Road

The city has the first set of recommendations from the consultant on how we should improve the Nicholasville Road corridor...

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Why's Downtown Lexington Lifeless?

Why does downtown Lexington feel lifeless? Except during events, there's not that many people walking about. There are many causes,...

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Problem: Walton Avenue Mid-block Crossing

Let's take a look at one problem crosswalk, the mid-block crossing on Walton Ave, and see what could be done...

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First ADU Ordinance Draft

Lexington's Planning staff have released their first proposed draft of an ADU ordinance, let's dive into it.

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Another simple zoning improvement for Lexington

Lexington's zoning ordinance is filled with little details that prevents incremental, mixed use development. One such detail is in the...

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Re-legalize Housing

Lexington, like the rest of the country, is facing a housing crisis. One reason why is that we outlaw a...

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One simple zoning change that could have big impacts

One thing I try to explain to people is how there can be little poison pills in our zoning ordinance...

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How ADUs can help Lexington

Some of the reasons why ADUs would be great for Lexington

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Why are Lexington's roads so unsafe for pedestrians?

2018 has been the deadliest year for Lexington pedestrians since the city started tracking in 1996. Let's look at some...

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