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Fayette PVA Adds Historic Overlay to Web Site Property Data

Posted by fusioncorp on October 8, 2009

(Lexington, KY) – As part of his ongoing effort to make public information more easily accessible, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill announced that H-1 overlay zoning information will “go live” today on

“The PVA web site should be the one-stop source for information on every parcel of real property in Lexington,” said O’Neill. “Adding overlay zoning data is the first of several steps in expanding the data available on our site.”

H-1 overlay zones designate Local Historic Districts. Properties designated as H-1 conform to certain standards enforced by the Board of Architectural Review and by an historic preservation officer with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Overlay zones are zoning designations that literally overlay a standard zone (such as single family residential, agricultural rural, or light industrial). Primary zoning information is already available on the PVA web site.

Additional overlays will be added to the site in the coming weeks. Other overlay zones used in Lexington are Neighborhood Character Design, Courthouse Area Design, Transition Area, and Paris Pike/Lexington Road Corridor. Future data additions may include expansion area zoning and infill and redevelopment zoning.

“We decided to start with the H-1 overlay because the designation helps protect some of the architectural flavor of Lexington,” O’Neill said.    “We have received numerous requests for this data, and we are very pleased to be able to make it available.”

The Kentucky Constitution designates the PVA offices as the administrators of "ad valorem" taxes, including residential, tangible and commercial property taxes as well as setting taxable values on vehicles and watercraft. The Fayette PVA Office is dedicated to assessing property in the most fair, equitable and timely manner possible.