Why is the Comprehensive Plan important for Lexington?


One-Minute Summary:

Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan governs how Lexington grows and changes over time, including the future of issues related to housing, community design, the environment, economic development, transportation, and more.

It is created by the city's Planning Department, after several public engagement processes, and the Urban County Council approves it as the planning direction for the city.

It includes two major sections:

  1. Goals & Objectives; this sets the goals for the city.
  2. Elements & Implementation; this tells how the plan will be executed.

It is the most important document for Lexington’s long-term planning. It is updated every 5 years, and is being updated for 2018.


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"2018 Comprehensive Plan Update - Recommended Goals & Objectives. City of Lexington Division of Planning. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/imaginelexington Last Accessed: October 16, 2017.