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.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the meeting formats of our Boards and Commissions or if you would like to schedule a video-teleconference meeting with staff.

You may contact us by phone at (859) 258-3160 or through the Planning mailbox at

Departmental sections

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:

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:

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:

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


Staff Title Phone
Baillie, Hal Principal Planner – Long Range Planning (859) 258-3470
Black, Joe Planner (859) 258-3168
Crepps, Hannah Planner Senior – Transportation Planning (859) 258-3165
Crum, Daniel Planner Senior – 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
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
Kearns, Grover S. Planning Senior (859) 258-3180
Lay, Rachael Administrative Specialist – Long Range Planning (859) 258-3260

Lewis, Donna

Administrative Specialist – Planning Services

(859) 258-3101

Martin, AICP, Tom Planner Senior – Planning Services – Development / Subdivision (859) 258-3182
Midyett Goderwis, Autumn Principal Planner- Planning Services (859) 258-3187
Mills, James Planner – Planning Services (859) 258-3184
Schmonsky, Sylvia  Administrative Specialist Principal (859) 258-3164
Schumacher, Paula Administrative Specialist- Planning Services (859) 258-3189
Sewe, Boyd  Planner Senior, Long Range Planning (859) 258-3267
Sheehy, Bill Administrative Specialist- Planning Services (859) 258-3341
Stroh, SB Digital Content Administrator  (859) 258-3179
Taylor, Christopher Planning Manager – 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
Woods, Deborah Administrative Specialist – Transportation Planning (859) 258-3162


Get in gear for the third annual Streetfest

Join the community to bike, scoot, skate, jog, skip or walk for the third annual StreetFest.

Bike Month event hosts needed

Lexington will celebrate its third annual Bike Month in May, and we need you to help make it a success.

Public invited to view, offer input on region’s long-range transportation plan

Residents within Fayette and Jessamine counties are invited to review and offer input on the region’s 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).