The community is invited to provide input to City of Paducah and McCracken County leaders as they work to create a joint comprehensive plan that will guide area development, redevelopment, and enhancement efforts over the next 10 to 20 years.
An online survey is available through August 31 to gauge general sentiments and preferences. The survey has 21 questions and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. So far, nearly 570 people have completed the survey.
Paducah Planning Director Nic Hutchison, who is working with McCracken County and the community planning consultant, Kendig Keast Collaborative, on this project said, “Through this online survey, we are gathering the public’s thoughts on community priorities, hopes, and concerns. A comprehensive plan is a long-range plan that digs into topics including future land use, transportation, economic development, housing, and quality of life. Receiving feedback across Paducah and McCracken County is crucial to develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan. I encourage citizens of all ages to complete the online survey.”
Currently, each government agency has its own comprehensive plan which is required by the State to be updated every five years.
In February, the City of Paducah and McCracken County approved a 20-year interlocal cooperation agreement to establish a City/County Comprehensive Plan. On June 20, the public provided input at the Forum on the Future open house which was held at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center. Additional public input opportunities will be scheduled as the plan development continues. The expectation is for the final plan to be adopted by both government agencies in mid-2024.
Learn more about community planning consultant by visiting Kendig Keast Collaborative.