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.
A message about COVID-19 from Planning
At this time, government buildings are closed to the public in response to COVID-19 and the Governor's order. Until further notice we are not accepting in-person applications and payments. Applications that can be made through Accela may be filed as usual. Payments, including filing fees for applications, and any filing materials that cannot be uploaded can be mailed to the Division of Planning at:
Division of Planning
101 E. Vine St., Suite 700
Lexington, KY 40507
All application materials, including notification letters, can be delivered to the Security desk at the same address.
Applications will not be scheduled for review until payment is received. You may call the Division of Planning at (859) 258-3160 if you have any questions.
For more information about transportation planning in Lexington-Fayette County, as well as the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, visit the MPO website.
Ordinances and regulations
|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|
|Emmons, Jimmy||Planner Senior – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3165|
|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|
|Hedge, Lauren||Planner – Planning Services – New Development / Subdivision Plans||(859) 258-3298|
|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|
|Johnson, Kenna||Staff Assistant Senior – Zoning Compliance||(859) 258-3261|
|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|
|Sherwood, Parker||Planner - Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO||(859) 258-3168|
|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|
|Whitaker, Pam||Administrative Specialist Principal||(859) 258-3164|
|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|
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