Lexington task force close to making recommendations on gentrification

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 16:11:13-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — At the monthly meeting of Lexington's Task Force on Neighborhoods in Transition on Tuesday, the Chair said they're close to making recommendations to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Council on how to help communities impacted by gentrification.

The task force includes council members, developers and non-profit leaders and was formed to, "identify ways to protect vulnerable residents from the consequences of neighborhood redevelopment and transformation," according to an agenda for Tuesday night's meeting.

Council Member and Chair of the Task Force, James Brown, said he hopes to have concrete recommendations for the council by the spring.

Possible recommendations could be resources to help people stay in their homes and an awareness campaign, he said.

"The report is going to include some strategies that we can use as a city to protect the folks that are most vulnerable," Brown said.

The next meeting of the task force will be held Tuesday March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the LexTran building at 200 W Loudon Ave.