Priority Action Item - Community Growth

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Invest time and resources that provide a platform for community enhancement and development.

Note: This was also a 2021 Commission Priority.

Key Team Members

Planning Director Nicholas Hutchison
Business Development Specialist
Communications Manager Pam Spencer


  • In concert with the McCracken County Fiscal Court, update the Comprehensive Plan and evaluate potential annexations.
  • Promotion of community assets
  • New business recruitment
  • City/County collaborations
  • Continue the Remote Workers Incentive Plan 

Accomplishments - 2021 to present

Annexations  Met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to review roadway plans to determine how new routes could affect future annexations.  There is dedicated funding in the budget for annexations.  Annexations since 2021 are 5540 Cairo Road, 185 Lion's Den Lane, 5250 U.S. Highway 60, and 5266 U.S. Highway 60 

Ordinance Updates  Amended the zoning code to allow mobile food vehicle courts as an exemption requiring a planning and zoning permit. 

Incentive Programs  Staff researched annexation incentive programs with a recommended program approved by the City Commission in January 2022.

Comprehensive Plan  City has met with McCracken County staff and the Planning Commission Chair to discuss a partnership for the Comprehensive Plan update.  A Request for Proposals is being developed for review with the County. 

City/County Collaboration  The plan is to hold collaborative meetings as it relates to community growth among the Mayor, City Manager, Planning Director, McCracken County Judge Executive, and Deputy Judge Executive.

Remote Workers  The Remote Workers Incentive Program is continuing.  As of May 2022, the City had received 23 applications with four individuals moving to Paducah and receiving the incentive.  


Annexations Over Time

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Commission Priorities

Read all Commission Priorities and Continuous Improvement Items including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.