There will be three opportunities for local citizens to provide input for the Winchester-Clark County Comprehensive Plan Update this Friday, November 11th.
Notably, the Comprehensive Plan is where the industrial solar issue will next be addressed.
The Planning Department/Consultant will have a table set up to take public input at the following locations this Friday, Nov. 11th:
City Hall, 11:00 a.m.
32 Wall St.
Engine House Pizza Pub, 1:00 p.m.
9 W. Lexington Ave.
Leeds Theatre, before and during the performance of Newsies Jr., 7:30 p.m.
37 N. Main St.
We encourage everyone to come out and participate in this vital process. At this time, it’s not clear how many other opportunities there will be for public input in the Comprehensive Plan.
Make your voice heard at one of the public input events this Friday.
Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Has First Meeting
On October 5th, the Advisory Committee to the Winchester-Clark County Comprehensive Plan Update met for the first time.
The committee is made up of 18 individuals from various local entities, including BCTC, Clark County Community Services, Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester Municipal Utilities, Tourism and others. There are also several former Planning Commissioners on the committee as well as citizens from downtown, suburban and rural neighborhoods.
The meeting was primarily organizational in nature– the committee was presented with an overview of the project, updates on local conditions and demographics, and a review of the existing Comprehensive Plan’s Goals & Objectives.
The meeting was led by Amy Williams and Amin Omidy of Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, the consultant.
The committee will next meet in December. We will provide updates as they become available.
About the Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan is a land-use plan that guides development in our community.
The primary purpose of a comprehensive plan is to articulate a broader vision and establish guiding principles and policies for the future growth and development of the entire community.
Kentucky Revised Statutes requires that counties that have planning and zoning – such as Clark County – update their comprehensive plans every five years. Winchester-Clark County’s previous comprehensive plan was updated in 2017 and adopted in 2018.
Upon completion of the Comprehensive Plan – estimated for March 2023 – the Winchester City Commission and Clark County Fiscal Court will vote to accept the plan.