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Kenton County Comprehensive Plan Seeks Public Input

The Kenton County Planning Commission is looking for public input on an update to the county's comprehensive strategic plan.

Direction 2030 was adopted for Kenton County five years ago. State law requires that such plans be reviewed and revised, as necessary, every five years.

To participate, visit http://www.direction2030.org/draft-changes by July 22 to provide your thoughts.

“When we created Direction 2030, we set out to make a new kind of plan that was more flexible and responsive to changes in our fast-paced world,” said Jeff Bethell, chair of KCPC’s Implementation Committee.  “We have already worked with the public and made some amendments to the plan based on specific topics.  Now, we want to step back and take a more thorough look at the overall recommendations and get people’s input as we move towards that magic five-year anniversary mark.”

KCPC is requesting public review and input on draft changes that have been identified by its staff and experts ranging from utilities to transportation officials to the development community. The review and comment period will take place over the next two weeks and will allow interested persons to review the draft text and map changes, and then provide comments directly on the website.

“Conducting an online review and input session is a first in our comprehensive planning efforts,” said James Fausz, long range planning manager for Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS), the planning commission’s staff. 

“Seeing as the plan exists only online, we felt an online review was most appropriate for the proposed changes. The format gives people a chance to get into the plan’s details and see how everything will function if adopted by KCPC.”

After the review period closes, PDS staff will compile comments and provide them to the KCPC’s Implementation Committee. That group will decide on any appropriate changes before finalizing and submitting the final draft to the full Commission for official consideration. 

The plan is scheduled for a public hearing before the full KCPC on September 5, 2019 starting at 6:15 p.m. Details on the final draft changes and location for the meeting are anticipated to be available in August.

-Staff report

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