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August 2018  Vol. 01, No. 04
A monthly report of PDS information, news, numbers, and social posts.

Kenton comprehensive plan
updated on new schedule

The Kenton County Planning Commission (KCPC) has updated the county’s award-winning comprehensive plan, Direction 2030: Your Voice. Your Choice. after considerable work by the commission’s staff. State law requires that comprehensive plans be reviewed and updated by local planning commissions every five years. The KCPC adopted Direction 2030 in 2014.

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NKYdroneLAB receives URISA award      LINK-GIS building new land use layer

Popular Posts

Study of space devoted to parking       Tri-State Trails' article on Chris Schneider

PDS by the Numbers: July 2018     PDS OpenGov page


HVAC permits


PDS website hits


Acres platted/
Feet of street proposed

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PDS hosted a successful open house on August 28th. Attendees came to Biggby Coffee to learn about the Fort Mitchell economic development study and provide feedback before strolling through the business district. The plan will be presented to the City Council in early October.

...for what it's worth

Following adoption of bicycle and pedestrian recommendations into Direction 2030, Kenton County’s comprehensive plan, we look at replacing on-street parking with bicycle lanes. In particular, we look at the anticipated response such a proposal would prompt from its local business community… and how that response might be ill-informed.

‘How Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses’, an article from Strong Towns, offers insight into the impact of bike lanes. As always, we present this information for whatever it’s worth.

Views expressed here do not reflect an official position or policy of PDS. The hyperlink is presented here to provide input for those interested in land use planning issues.


PDS is a multi-functional, multi- jurisdictional agency serving Kenton County and its 19 incorporated cities.
Its statutory responsibility is to provide professional staff support to the Kenton County
Planning Commission, but it also delivers services that are critical to the growth and
development of those 20 local governments. These include infrastructure engineering, GIS,
building codes administration, and codes enforcement.

PDS, 2332 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017