Fiscal Court takes up comprehensive plan again

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By Kenny Colston

The county’s comprehensive plan is back on the table.

The plan, which was rejected in August, had been modified and must again be approved by four legislative bodies in Oldham County.

The plan was originally rejected over language about accessory dwelling units. Critics of the old proposal said the plan was encouraging ADUs and the Oldham County Fiscal Court rejected the August plan on those grounds.

Based on that rejection, a new plan was created and passed by but the planning and zoning commission 11-0.

“We have taken a step back and revised based on previous objections,” Brian Davis, assistant director for planning and zoning said.

The new plan is not supportive of ADUs, Planning and Zoning Director Jim Urban said, but instead seeks to define the regulations that deal with ADUs.

Other changes from the August plan were minimal, Urban said.

The Oldham County Fiscal Court gave the latest version of the comprehensive plan a first reading at its Nov. 19 meeting.

County Judge-Executive David Voegele said with the new plan should be approved at the court’s next meeting on Dec. 3.

“The first time this came forward, it said we needed to accomodate ADUs,” Voegele said. “This one softens it to consideration instead of implementation.”

In addition to approval by the fiscal court, the plan must also be approved by the city councils of La Grange, Pewee Valley and Crestwood, which are likely to take the plan up by early December.


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