The goal of the Kick-Start Meeting is to provide a pre-application review of your potential project. Our team is here to provide helpful information, feedback, and guidance as you prepare to launch your contemplated project. A Kick-Start Meeting is an opportunity to meet with key City staff members from various departments prior to the preparation and submittal of a formal application to the City. At a Kick-Start Meeting, you will be introduced to a Customer Experience Representative who will act as your liaison and point of contact throughout your journey.
Projects that typically benefit from a Kick-Start Meeting include
Kick-Start Meetings are scheduled every other Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Team Room on the first floor at City Hall (300 South 5th Street).
To schedule a meeting, fill out the KICK-START MEETING REQUEST FORM AND QUESTIONNAIRE to the best of your ability and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will contact you to schedule a meeting. Customer Experience Representatives can be reached at 270-444-8800 if you have questions.
The project does not need to be finalized, but please provide as much information in the Meeting Request Form and at the Kick-Start Meeting as possible. Bring any plans, drawings, or applicable information that you have available to your Kick-Start Meeting.
All key players in your project should attend the meeting. This usually includes the owners, developers, contractors, engineers and architects who are working on the project.
The staff members in attendance vary slightly based on availability and the project’s scope. A Customer Experience Representative will help determine and schedule the appropriate staff members to attend the Kick-Start Meeting. A typical meeting consists of the following staff members:
Paducah has launched Scope My Project, online tools centered around business development and project scoping. The portals will help guide citizens, entrepreneurs, developers, contractors, and business owners who are embarking on complex projects, such a starting a new business or a renovation project, through the City’s permitting requirements. These tools are designed to increase communication, enhance availability, and eliminate confusion.
Zoning Portal: The Zoning Portal allows users to explore where different business types are permitted throughout Paducah.
Business Permitting Portal: The Business Permitting Portal, a project scoping tool, guides the user to specific license, permits, and requirements for constructing, renovating, and developing a business in Paducah. After answering the questions, 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, set up a kick-start meeting, and an opportunity to create a free account to save project information and start the application process.