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Comp Plan group to resume work on Aug. 10

A subcommittee of the Planning Commission will resume its work to update the county's land-use plan on Thursday, Aug. 10, following a regular commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. The committee working on an update of the Comprehensive Plan did not meet in June or July. During a work session in May, its members discussed population and employment forecasts for the county before agreeing to meet again in June to review and discuss the land-use plan's chapter on transportation. The June work session was later cancelled. In May, Comprehensive Plan committee Chair Patty Perry asked other committee members to consider comments made during a public hearing and on a survey as they prepared to discuss transportation issues at the next work session. Non-motorized modes of transportation, pedestrian movement, reducing large-truck traffic on Midway Road, roadway interconnectivity, and improvements to existing roadways were issues raised by the public, Perry told them. Wall sign hearing The full commission has scheduled a public hearing to get input on a proposal to revise the zoning ordinance for wall signs in the light and heavy industrial (I-1 and I-2) districts of the county. Instead of limiting a wall sign to a maximum of 300 square feet, a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance would allow one square-foot of wall sign per each linear foot of building frontage in the I-1 and I-2 districts. The Midway City Council requested a hearing on the proposed text amendment in a letter to the Planning Commission. At the council's meeting on July 17, Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said officials with Lakeshore Learning Materials (a company locating distribution operations at Midway Station, north of the I-64 interchange) realized a 300 square-foot sign would be dwarfed on Lakeshore's 500,000 square-foot distribution center. Development plans The commission will have an opportunity to approve a final development plan for three apartment units at 119, 121 and 123 Garnett Court, and six parking spaces (South Hill Properties, LLC); and an amended final development plan for Helmsley II, which will allow a two-unit condominium at 108 Rumsey Circle. A clubhouse was planned for the lot on an original development plan for the property located near Falling Springs Boulevard.

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