Division of Planning


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 from Planning

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Urban County Government has temporarily ceased most operations. 

For the foreseeable future, we will not be able to meet in the office, meet virtually, respond to social media, take phone calls, or respond to emails.

We apologize for the disruption in service and hope for good health for you and your family.

Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission

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Transportation Planning

For more information about transportation planning in Lexington-Fayette County, as well as the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, visit the MPO website


Staff Title Phone
Baillie, Hal Planner Senior – Planning Services – Zoning (859) 258-3184
Bolton, Jan Zoning Enforcement Officer (859) 258-3229
Brown, Pamela Zoning Enforcement Officer (859) 425-2037
Bullock, Denice Administrative Specialist – Planning Services (859) 258-3189
Castro, Samantha Planner Senior – Long Range Planning (859) 258-3179
Conyers, Max Manager – Transportation Planning / Lexington Area MPO (859) 258-3167
Coy, Grace Planning Technician (859) 258-3152
Cunningham, Stephanie Administrative Specialist – Long Range Planning (859) 258-3260
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
Hume, Jim Zoning Enforcement Officer (859) 425-2282
Jarman, David Planner – Zoning Compliance (859) 258-3885
Kearns, Grover S. Planning Senior (859) 258-3180

Lewis, Donna

Administrative Specialist – Zoning Compliance 

(859) 258-3101

Martin, AICP, Tom Planner Senior – Planning Services – Development / Subdivision (859) 258-3182
Marx, Jim Manager – Zoning Compliance (859) 258-3186
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

Woodall, AICP, Chris

Manager – Long Range Planning

(859) 258-3231

Woods, Deborah Administrative Specialist – Planning Services (859) 258-3185
Wu, Christine Staff Assistant (859) 258-3243  


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Public invited to give feedback on Accessory Dwelling Units proposal

The public is invited to provide feedback on accessory dwelling units, a secondary housing unit built on a single-family residential lot. Residents may provide input on the proposal in-person or online.