Versailles - Midway - Woodford County Planning Commission

Woodford County, Kentucky


Useful Definitions


Comprehensive or Master Land Use Plan: A long-range blueprint for development designed to promote high-quality, orderly growth for the community and provide a basis for development regulations.

Planned Development District (PDD): A large tract of land governed by a Master Development Plan, incorporating a mix of land uses and utilizing flexible design standards.

Property Rights: Constitutional right of property owners to develop their property as long as they meet all applicable rules and regulations.

Rezoning:The act of changing a zoing district to include a different set of permitted uses. Changes must be consistent with the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan.

Site Condominium: A subdivision plan developed under a master deed rather than a plat, and generally includes private roads.

Site Plan: A plan for development showing location and height of the building, setbacks, parking and vehicular access, landscaping and preliminary engineering.

Special Land Use: Requires a public hearing. Must meet specific design criteria and general criteria set forth in the zoning ordinance for all special uses.

Tentative Preliminary Plat: A subdivision's conceptual layout plan to split land into more than four additional parcels.

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA): An appointed body that hears requests for variances to the Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Ordinance: A detailed development regulation that provides general limitations and standards for specific land uses, including setbacks, use of exterior materials, accessory structures, and landscaping.




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