Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Lexington Municipal – Regional Planning Commission met in regular session on Monday evening, July 12, 2021, at the Lexington Utilities Operations Facility on Maple Street.
Before the commission was a request by Crystal Duke to reconfigure two lots owned on Scott Street. The area contains 2.99 acres and is zoned R-1. The city planner, Mr. Shelton Merrell, explained that this met all requirements and regulations and the commission recommended approval.
Mr. Merrell also led the discussion on halfway houses dealing with transitional housing for the formerly incarcerated. Several codes and ordinances were reviewed as the Lexington city codes are silent on the subject. The three zones discussed reflected high density residential (R-4), and manufacturing (M-1 and M-2).
Mr. Jim Terry said there is a huge need in the community and that he was looking for a solution at his property along Crazy Doe Road or near his industry building.
Merrell, as regional planner, said that he would need to disclose “that it is not desirable to have persons living in industrial districts,” and could not favor a recommendation for M-1 or M-2. Municipal codes avoid this due to the possible negative impacts to the…
For the complete article, see the July 14th edition of The Lexington Progress.