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City of Union, Kentucky

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Responsible Growth...

The City of Union is experiencing the highest rate of growth of the county's cities in single-family housing development. Since the early 1980's, the thrust of the community and its leaders has been to tightly control commercial development, attract upscale housing development, and provide its citizens an environment that fosters a sense of identity.  As a result, the City of Union has grown from the smallest into the second-largest city in Boone County in less than twenty years, remaining remarkably free of the "Urban Sprawl" so prevalent in the country today.

At the dawn of the new millennium, the City of Union undertook the task of reinventing itself for the future of its citizens. In a joint effort involving the State of Kentucky, Boone County, Boone County Planning Commission and its residents, the City of Union developed a long-range Town Plan that will set the growth of the city for future generations. The result will be that the things making Union so attractive to residents and developers will survive and flourish.

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The Union Town Plan has received an Award of Merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  The documents that make up the Union Town Plan can be seen here:

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