Paducah Launches OpenCounter Zoning and Business Portals, Business Development Tools for Project Scoping
Paducah is proud to announce the launch of two new online tools centered around business development and project scoping. These user-friendly tools are powered by OpenCounter, a software company that specializes in helping citizens navigate a city’s permitting and zoning requirements. Both Scope My Project tools are free to use and available at scopemyproject.paducahky.gov. A two-minute video showing how to use the online tools is below.
Paducah is offering two opportunities for those interested in the portals to come to City Hall for personalized, one-on-one demonstrations. The open house dates will be Thursday, February 13 from 9 until 11 a.m. and Friday, February 14 from 2 until 4 p.m. Participants can come and go at any time during the scheduled open house times.
The first Scope My Project tool is a Zoning Portal allowing users to explore where different business types are permitted throughout Paducah. The second option is a Business Permitting Portal, a project scoping tool, which guides the user to specific license, permits, and requirements for constructing, renovating, and developing a business in Paducah. After answering the questions in the portals, a summary specific to the project can be downloaded. This summary will include zoning information, permits needed, and a preliminary estimate of permit fees. The portals also include links to contact City staff and an opportunity to create a free account to save project information.