Lexington United for Livability
Working to make Lexington a more livable and resilient city for all residents, through research, education, advocacy, and action.
A Livable Lexington
What is Livable? Ask 10 people what makes Lexington a great place to live, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Ask us and you’ll likely get 10 more.
Drawing on insights and research from around the world, we believe there are a few core elements that make a city livable. We also believe Lexington can do better.
Housing Diversity & Affordability
We want to ensure that all residents, regardless of income level, can afford to live in Lexington (paying less than 30% of their household income).
What will it take? More housing options to outpace demand. And, a more diverse supply, from single family homes and high-rise condos, to mid-rise apartment complexes and senior living facilities.
Population growth has been a reality in Fayette County for quite some time, with no end in sight. The result? Congested streets and longer commutes for everyone.
From safer biking infrastructure, to viable public transit options, we need a mix of reliable transportation options to move past our reliance on cars.
From “superblocks” to 15 minute cities, city leaders all over the world are working to make neighborhoods more complete.
What does that mean? Options to live, work and play closer to home. In Lexington, that means moving from a 15 minute drive to a 15 minute walk for all your needs.
To ensure a better quality of life for everyone in the city, we need to ensure the city has the funding to provide the services we need.
To do that, it means we’ll need a flourishing economy, with a diversity and abundance of job opportunities to drive revenue for the city.