A Panel Discussion On Urban Development in the Bluegrass
This forum provides an opportunity for citizens and local officials to see and hear presentations from a panel of experts in urban planning and placemaking.
September 29, 2016
Safe Harbor Academy
134 Macey Avenue, Versailles
5:30 – 6:30 Reception
Provided by Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn
6:30 – 8:30 Presentations
Welcome by Grayson Vandegrift, Mayor of Midway
Closing remarks by John Coyle, Woodford County Judge Executive
The property that is the subject of this preliminary development plan and zone change in whitin the City of Versailles Urban Service Boundary. Ideally, based on our Mission, Vision and Values, we would have a position statement supporting this preliminary development plan.
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The property that is the subject of this zone change is within the city of Versailles' Urban Service Boundary. Based on our Mission, Vision and Values, Woodford Forward strongly supports this zone map amendment from A-1 to R-1C/PUD. The subject property is designated for use as a Contemporary Neighborhood District in the 2011 Comprehensive Plan. This zone change and development plan comply with the following guidelines:
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The Planning Commission should not consider an expansion of the Versailles or Midway Urban Service Boundaries, until after they have fully examined and updated the 2011 Comprehensive Plan in its entirety, and have considered all of the land use needs of Woodford County as a whole.
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Woodford Forward understands the economic development incentive process that was utilized for this project and the need for confidentiality. However, the voters of Woodford County should not be denied a transparent zoning review process. The Planning Commission has been asked to review a plan after local officials and the media have announced the project as a 'done deal'.
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Dear Secretary Hancock,
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