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 Planning offices are open to the public.
Planning Services – Implements the adopted comprehensive plan; coordinates development activities; issues zoning compliance permits; 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
- Administrative appeals
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.
|Baillie, Hal||Planner Senior – Planning Services – Zoning||(859) 258-3184|
|Castro, Samantha||Planner Senior – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3179|
|Crepps, Hannah||Planner – Transportation Planning||(859) 258-3165|
|Crum, Daniel||Planner – Planning Services||(859) 258-3186|
|Cunningham, Stephanie||Planner – Planning Services – Zoning Compliance||(859) 258-3885|
|David, Joey||Planner Senior – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO – Transit||(859) 258-3178|
|Duncan, AICP, James||Director||(859) 258-3172|
|Evilia, Chris||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||Principal Planner – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3605|
|Hu, Sam||Planner Senior – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO – Congestion Management||(859) 258-3053|
|Jennings, Meghan||Planner Senior – Zoning Compliance – BOA||(859) 258-3188|
|Kearns, Grover S.||Planning Senior||(859) 258-3180|
|Lay, Rachael||Staff Assistant, Senior||(859) 258-3160|
Administrative Specialist – Planning Services
|Martin, AICP, Tom||Planner Senior – Planning Services – Development / Subdivision||(859) 258-3182|
|Midyett Goderwis, Autumn||Principal Planner- Planning Services||(859) 258-3187|
|vacant||Administrative Specialist – Long Range Planning||(859) 258-3260|
|Schmonsky, Sylvia||Administrative Specialist Principal||(859) 258-3164|
|Schumacher, Paula||Administrative Specialist- Planning Services||(859) 258-3160|
|Sheehy, Bill||Administrative Specialist- Planning Services||(859) 258-3341|
|Taylor, Christopher||Principal Planner – 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|
Manager – Long Range Planning
|Woods, Deborah||Administrative Specialist – Transportation Planning||(859) 258-3162|
Public comment on these amendments will be accepted from July 28 – August 11.
Lexington is joining the 10-Minute Walk® Park Equity Accelerator as an inaugural member.
The goal is to link Brighton Trail to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden trailhead.