On behalf of the Fayette County Redevelopment Authority, I want to welcome you to our website. Please take some time to explore the site, which is structured to provide you with valuable resources and information on the responsibilities and accomplishments of our organization.
Since our creation in 1949, the Redevelopment Authority has worked to develop and implement programs designed to strengthen and revitalize our local communities. Our specific strategies for addressing housing, economic, and community development needs in the County have focused on upgrading and expanding our local infrastructure (water, roads, and storm and sanitary sewer systems), combating blighting influences, supporting homeownership and housing rehabilitation activities, and promoting the installation and improvement of recreational areas.
Obviously I am extremely proud of the Redevelopment Authority’s accomplishments over the past 60+ years, highlighted by the investment of over $51.2 million in funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to support over 650 infrastructure improvement projects. Our housing programs are another highlight, fostering the investment of over $28 million to assist over 10,500 households. We have also had success with implementation of special projects and initiatives, including the development of the 270-acre Fayette County Business Park, which has leveraged substantial public and private resources to create quality professional and retail economic development opportunities.
Of course, all of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the help of many individuals and organizations, the hard work of a highly trained and dedicated staff, and the foresight and direction provided by a committed Board of Directors. I know that we all look forward to maintaining the Redevelopment Authority’s role as the County's primary agency responsible for community development and single-family affordable housing. Working together, we can continue the positive community and economic development and housing preservation activities which help improve our communities and make Fayette County a wonderful place to live.
Andrew P. French