Comprehensive plan, zoning, subdivision
  and stormwater regulations

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Comprehensive Plan


KRS 100.183 Comprehensive Plan Required.


"The planning commission of each unit shall prepare a comprehensive plan, which shall serve as a guide for public and private actions and decisions to assure the development of public and private property in the most appropriate relationships. The elements of the plan may be expressed in words, graphics, or other appropriate forms. They shall be interrelated, and each element shall describe how it relates to each of the other elements."

KRS 100.187 Contents of Comprehensive Plan.


"The comprehensive plan shall contain, as a minimum, the following elements:

(1) A statement of goals and objectives, which shall serve as a guide for the physical development and economic and social well-being of the planning unit;

(2) A land use plan element, which shall show proposals for the most appropriate, economic, desirable and feasible patterns for the general location, character, extent, and interrelationship of the manner in which the community should use its public and private land at specified times as far into the future as is reasonable to foresee. Such land uses may cover, without being limited to, public and private, residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and recreational land uses;

(3) A transportation plan element, which shall show proposals for the most desirable, appropriate, economic and feasible pattern for the general location, character, and extent of the channels, routes, and terminals for transportation facilities for the circulation of persons and goods for specified times as far into the future as is reasonable to foresee. The channels, routes, and terminals may include, without being limited to all classes of highways or streets, railways, airways, waterways; routings for mass transit trucks, etc.; and terminals for people, goods, or vehicles related to highways, airways, waterways, and railways;

(4) A community facilities plan element which shall show proposals for the most desirable, appropriate, economic and feasible pattern for the general location, character, and the extent of public and semipublic buildings, land, and facilities for specified times as far into the future as is reasonable to foresee. The facilities may include, without being limited to, parks and recreation, schools and other educational or cultural facilities, libraries, churches, hospitals, social welfare and medical facilities, utilities, fire stations, police stations, jails, or other public office or administrative facilities; and

(5) (a) Provisions for the accommodation of all military installations greater than or equal to three hundred (300) acres that are:

    1. Contained wholly or partially within the planning unit's boundaries;
    2. Abutting the planning unit's boundaries; or
    3. Contained within or abutting any county that contains a planning unit.

(b) The goal of providing for the accommodation of these military installations shall be to minimize conflicts between the relevant military installations and the planning unit's residential population. These provisions shall be made after consultation with the relevant installation's command authorities to determine the needs of the relevant military installation. These consultations shall include but not be limited to questions of installation expansion, environmental impact, issues of installation safety, and issues relating to air space usage, to include noise pollution, air pollution, and air safety concerns; and

(6) The comprehensive plan may include any additional elements such as, without being limited to, community renewal, housing, flood control, pollution, conservation, natural resources, regional impact, historic preservation, and other programs which in the judgment of the planning commission will further serve the purposes of the comprehensive plan."

2014 Comprehensive Plan

Planning for Growth Comprehensive Development Guide

Video - Planning for Growth


Industrial Element of Hardin County

Zoning Ordinance

Development Guidance System Ordinance

Subdivision Regulations

Hardin County Subdivision Regulations

Adopted 15 September 2015

Stormwater Regulations

Contact the Engineering Department pertaining to the following regulations:
Vicki L. Meredith, P.E., County Engineer
P.O. Box 568
Elizabethtown, KY 42702
270-765-2350

Ordinance 239 Series 2005
Ordinance 240 Series 2005