Local/Regional News
2:43 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Food Trucks Pilot Program Extended Til March

Food Trucks will be allowed to continue to set up in certain areas at certain times in downtown Lexington.

The Urban County Council gave final approval Tuesday to extend a pilot program for the food vendors.

The experimental window was set to close this month and Council member Shevawn Akers, who pushed for the pilot program, wanted it extended for another year, but others around the horseshoe opted to keep it going until March 1st. 

The Pilot program permits food trucks in six zones during the day and allows trucks to park wherever the owners want after 5 p.m., as long as they are not within 100 feet of a residence or open business.

The new ordinance approved Tuesday also requires that the Economic Development Committee to hold a hearing about the pilot program.