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Woodford Reserve request postponed

At its meeting tonight, the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission will not discuss a final development plan, which would allow Brown-Forman Corporation to use nearby property for Woodford Reserve Distillery's overflow parking. T he request was postponed after originally being on the commission's regular agenda for tonight at 6:30 in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. Brown-Forman was previously approved for a variance from the Board of Adjustment that allowed Woodford Reserve to use its Grist Mill House property, located across McCracken Pike from the distillery, for overflow parking and as a conference center at the tourist attraction. Several other requests are still scheduled to come before the commission tonight. A public hearing will be conducted on a Comprehensive Plan amendment and zone change request that would allow Lakeshore Learning Materials to move forward with an amended development plan that proposes a 748,786 square-foot warehouse at 547 McKinney Avenue (located north of Midway's I-64 interchange). A preliminary development plan proposes 495 residential lots on 188 acres at 2001 Lexington Road (historically known as the Backer Farm), located east of the Paddock subdivision. An amended development plan for a Holiday Inn Express at 365 Commerce Drive (near McDonald's on the U.S. 60 Bypass) increases the hotel's floor area from 43,867 square feet to 44,248 square feet. Construction on the proposed 82-room, four-story Holiday Inn Express should begin in early-March. A final development plan for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Equestrian Park (commercial property formerly occupied by the old Woodford County Middle School's athletic fields and parking lot) is also on tonight's P&Z agenda.

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