Community Invited to City-County Comprehensive Plan Public Forum

Date of Release: 
June 15, 2023

The future of Paducah and McCracken County will be in the spotlight during the Forum on the Future on Tuesday, June 20 at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center located at 415 Park Street in downtown Paducah. The public forum will be open-house style from 5 to 7 p.m. A presentation will occur at 5:30 p.m. The slides will be available to view online after the event.

Forum on the Future Presentation Slides 

This public forum is an opportunity to provide early input and visit informally with City and County representatives and their community planning consultant, Kendig Keast Collaborative, as they update the area's long-range plans. Through this process over the next year, the City and County intend to merge their separate comprehensive plans into a single joint plan to guide area development, redevelopment, and enhancement efforts over the next 10 to 20 years. Comprehensive Plan topics include future land use, zoning regulations, transportation, economic development, housing, and parks.

Paducah Planning Director Nic Hutchison, who is working with McCracken County on this project, said, “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 will 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.”

The community will have additional opportunities in the future to provide input including an online survey.

In February, the City of Paducah and McCracken County approved a 20-year interlocal cooperation agreement to establish a City/County Comprehensive Plan. Learn more about community planning consultant, by visiting Kendig Keast Collaborative.

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