Planning

Mission

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 planningmailbox@lexingtonky.gov.

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:

  • 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:


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

Staff Title Phone
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

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
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

Woodall, AICP, Chris

Manager – Long Range Planning

(859) 258-3231

Woods, Deborah Administrative Specialist – Transportation Planning (859) 258-3162

News

Public input sought on Transportation Improvement Program

The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking public input on the FY 21–24 Transportation Improvement Program.

City launches new comprehensive plan website

This new comprehensive plan website will allow you to view Lexington's growth strategy at your fingertips.

Community input sought for the future of Nicholasville Road

Study will identify strategies to respond to growth and development along the popular corridor.

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