What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A comprehensive plan is a document that will assist in guiding the development of your community for the upcoming decades based on the current and future needs of Frankfort and Franklin County. 

The plan is a collaborative effort between Frankfort, Franklin County, and its residents. The advisory committees, along with your ideas and voice, will bring together the community’s top stakeholders to influence key aspects of the plan.

In the first phase, we will gather information on Frankfort and Franklin County and establish working relationships between consultants, planning staff, and the community. We will launch two committees to guide and champion the project. Learn about the consultant team and each committee in The Teams section below. In addition, we will perform a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis with stakeholders and the public to help focus our analysis and to guide future phases. 

Engagement Opportunities:
• Visioning Survey and Pop-Up Events
• Public Kick-Off Event

In the second phase, we will explore alternatives to address the critical areas and themes identified in the SWOT Analysis, conduct demographic and geographic analysis, and then explore options at a communitywide and neighborhood level with the public. This will be a great point to identify areas to preserve and protect, where change is appropriate, and how it should happen.

During this phase we will also organize the plan’s critical themes and create the plan’s framework, including the vision statement, goals, and objectives.

 Engagement Opportunities:
• Policy Exploration Workshop
• Draft Vision and Goals Survey

The third phase will be focused on drafting the plan recommendations, including the policies and strategies to flesh out the framework by working with the Steering Committee and staff and testing concepts with the public using online surveys. This phase will be primarily dedicated to the creation of a graphically-rich, interactive, multi-platform document that is concise, user-friendly, and relies heavily on the use of annotated maps and graphics. The plan’s structure will be predetermined in
Phase 2.

Engagement Opportunities:
• Planning Commission Endorsement
of Framework
• Draft Plan Content Survey

In the fourth phase, the Comprehensive Plan will be refined and finalized. The plan will be presented to the public for review and input and then will go through the formal public review and adoption process.

 Engagement Opportunities:
• Plan Review Open House
• Public Hearing
• Adoption Hearing

In the first phase, we will gather information on Frankfort and Franklin County and establish working relationships between consultants, planning staff, and the community. We will launch two committees to guide and champion the project. Learn about the consultant team and each committee in The Teams section below. In addition, we will perform a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis with stakeholders and the public to help focus our analysis and to guide future phases. 

Engagement Opportunities: 
• Visioning Survey and Pop-Up Events
• Public Kick-Off Event

In the second phase, we will explore alternatives to address the critical areas and themes identified in the SWOT Analysis, conduct demographic and geographic analysis, and then explore options at a communitywide and neighborhood level with the public. This will be a great point to identify areas to preserve and protect, where change is appropriate, and how it should happen.

During this phase we will also organize the plan’s critical themes and create the plan’s framework, including the vision statement, goals, and objectives.

 Engagement Opportunities:
• Policy Exploration Workshop
• Draft Vision and Goals Survey

The third phase will be focused on drafting the plan recommendations, including the policies and strategies to flesh out the framework by working with the Steering Committee and staff and testing concepts with the public using online surveys. This phase will be primarily dedicated to the creation of a graphically-rich, interactive, multi-platform document that is concise, user-friendly, and relies heavily on the use of annotated maps and graphics. The plan’s structure will be predetermined in Phase 2.

 Engagement Opportunities:
• Planning Commission Endorsement of Framework
• Draft Plan Content Survey

In the fourth phase, the Comprehensive Plan will be refined and finalized. The plan will be presented to the public for review and input and then will go through the formal public review and adoption process.

 Engagement Opportunities:
• Plan Review Open House
• Public Hearing
• Adoption Hearing

City of Frankfort
315 W 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8500
ecockley@frankfort.ky.gov
https://frankfort.ky.gov/

Franklin County
321 W Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8751
robert.hewitt@franklincounty.ky.gov
https://franklincounty.ky.gov/

City of Frankfort
315 W 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8500
ecockley@frankfort.ky.gov
https://frankfort.ky.gov/

Franklin County
321 W Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8751
robert.hewitt@franklincounty.ky.gov
https://franklincounty.ky.gov/

NEW! Phase #1 Public Engagement Key Takeaways