Planning's mission is to provide a vision and strategy that will allow Lexington to grow and prosper while preserving, protecting, and enhancing existing neighborhoods, downtown and the rural Bluegrass cultural landscape.
If you have a question, comment or concern, email Planning and we’ll get your issue addressed by the right person.
The offices of the Division of Planning are open to the public.
Planning Services – Implements the adopted comprehensive plan; coordinates development activities; provides staff support for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, including:
- Accela Citizen Portal
- Zone map amendments (zone changes)
- Development plans
- Subdivision plats
- Zoning Ordinance text amendments
- Conditional use requests
- Variance requests
Staff members of Planning Services serve as case managers for all development applications.
Long Range Planning – Creates plans for future land use, farmland preservation, conservation, and development patterns, including:
- Imagine Lexington (2018 Comprehensive Plan)
- The Placebuilder
- Lexington Sustainable Growth Study
- Small Area Plans
For more information on Long Range Planning projects and the comprehensive plan, visit the Imagine Lexington website or access other long-range plans, studies, and surveys via the Planning Resources webpage.
Transportation Planning – Responsible for all aspects of highway and transit planning, including:
- Lexington Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- Long-range transportation planning
- Transportation Improvement Program
- Congestion management
- Bicycle and pedestrian planning
For more information about transportation planning in Lexington-Fayette County, as well as the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, visit the MPO website.
Zoning Compliance – Issues zoning compliance permits; investigates complaints of zoning violations and undertakes enforcement actions when needed; ensures continued compliance with local zoning codes and regulations with new and existing developments.
|Baillie, Hal||Planner Senior – Planning Services – Zoning||(859) 258-3184|
|Brown, Pamela||Zoning Enforcement Officer||(859) 425-2037|
|Castro, Samantha||Planner Senior – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3179|
|Coy, Grace||Planning Technician||(859) 258-3152|
|Cunningham, Stephanie||Administrative Specialist – Planning Services||(859) 258-3189|
|David, Joey||Planner Senior – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO – Transit||(859) 258-3178|
|Duncan, AICP, James||Director||(859) 258-3172|
|Evilia, Chris||Chris Evilia – Manager – Transportation Planning & Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3167|
|Friedmann, Valerie||Planner Senior – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3267|
|Gallt, Cheryl||Planner – Planning Services – New Development / Subdivision Plans||(859) 425-2208|
|Gleason, Kenzie||Administrative Officer – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3605|
|Hu, Sam||Planner Senior – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO – Congestion Management||(859) 258-3053|
|Jarman, David||Planner – Zoning Compliance||(859) 258-3885|
|Jefferson, Elizabeth||Administrative Specialist – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3260|
|Kearns, Grover S.||Planning Senior||(859) 258-3180|
Administrative Specialist – Zoning Compliance
|Martin, AICP, Tom||Planner Senior – Planning Services – Development / Subdivision||(859) 258-3182|
|Midyett Goderwis, Autumn||Planner Senior – Zoning Compliance – BOA||(859) 258-3187|
|Taylor, Christopher||Administrative Officer – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3181|
|Thompson, Philip Scott||Planner – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO - Bicycle & Pedestrian||(859) 258-3173|
|Wade, AICP, Traci||Manager – Planning Services||(859) 258-3183|
|Walker, Greg||Zoning Enforcement Officer||(859) 258-3248|
|Weaver, Lauren||Planner Senior – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3170|
|Whittington, Brenda||Administrative Specialist – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3162|
Manager – Long Range Planning
|Woods, Deborah||Administrative Specialist – Planning Services||(859) 258-3185|
The program offers an efficient, user-friendly way to view development activity throughout Lexington.
The City is rethinking parking requirements for developments and is asking the public to weigh in.
The concept focuses on safety and efficiency for people traveling by car, bus, bike or on foot.