City and County Comprehensive Planning Process

Date of Release: 
April 24, 2023

In February 2023, the City of Paducah and McCracken County approved a 20-year interlocal cooperation agreement to establish a City/County Comprehensive Plan. Currently, each government agency has its own Comprehensive Plan which is required by the State to be updated every five years. A joint City/County plan would help guide the physical and economic development of the area, preserve the City and County’s local character, and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

This Comp Plan will include extensive community engagement and address topics including future land use, zoning regulations, transportation, economic development, housing, and parks. The process to create the joint plan will take approximately 12 to 14 months. The process for developing the new City/County Comprehensive Master Plan began in early spring of 2023 and will conclude in the summer of 2024.

The City and County selected Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) to lead the Comprehensive Master Plan effort with the City and County equally splitting the project costs.

On June 20, 2023, approximately 80 community members participated in the Forum on the Future. Slide presentation

Learn More about the Comprehensive Plan and Participation Opportunities