An East End Small Area Plan update
By Jessi Fehrenbach
The East End Small Area Plan, the initiative co-created and adopted five years ago by city planners and citizens in Lexington’s East End neighborhood, is currently being revisited via a series of open community meetings. At the first meeting we reviewed the Plan, and people were invited to sign up to personally support one of the plan’s thirteen Goals.
At the second meeting, participants worked in groups according to which goal we had signed up to support. Since the organizational flow of the meeting demanded focus on a particular goal, I signed on to support Goal 13: “Create a green and environmentally acceptable neighborhood through the recognition of the interdependence of environmental, economic, and social equity concerns.” It seemed to fit my interests: I am currently working to help remodel a historic home, incorporating permaculture and sustainable values into a co-operative living project in the neighboring Northside neighborhood. I support the consideration of sustainable and environmentally sound principles for developments all over Lexington.