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P&Z to mull backing goals and objectives

The Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend goals and objectives for an updated Comprehensive Plan at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8. Its recommendation would be forwarded to the city councils in Versailles and Midway and Woodford Fiscal Court. The committee working on an update to the land-use plan's goals and objectives met for about 20 minutes on Aug. 11 before agreeing to include a transportation objective to "promote and encourage" an extension of Falling Springs Boulevard to Frankfort Road at or near the intersection of Midway Road. Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift and others voiced their opposition to include that language as an objective at a public hearing on July 14. During an interview on Aug. 12, the mayor said, "Given our treatment by Planning and Zoning recently, I think our council has to decide whether they're going to adopt (the goals and objectives of) this Comprehensive Plan or not." Vandegrift was referring to a decision to remove Midway P&Z appointee Rich Schein from the Comp Plan committee and the proposed objective to "promote and encourage" an extension of Falling Springs. On Aug. 11, the Comp Plan committee also agreed to support revised language that would allow "justified expansions" of the urban services area. The current land development objective allows some limited adjustments to the existing urban services boundary. And the Comp Plan committee included an objective to "recognize that farmland can best be preserved by creating and sustaining farm revenue by promoting the development of an agricultural industrial complex," which would support such efforts as the development of a grain milling facility on the Edgewood Farm property along Lexington Road. The Planning Commission is scheduled to meet on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. Public hearings The commission has two public hearings scheduled on Sept. 8. A preliminary townhouse plat and final development plan proposes 22 townhouses at 131 Macey Boulevard. An amended development plan and preliminary subdivision plat proposes fewer single-family homes in the residential neighborhood known as Edmonds Cross (located off Huntertown Road). Bellview Avenue plan A final development plan, subdivision and consolidation plat will create lots at 115 and 121 Bellview Avenue. The property owner (Branch Creek, LLC) intends to donate a consolidated parcel of land (4.2 acres adjacent to the Bellview Avenue lots) to the City of Versailles for storm water management.

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