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Amended plan for Nicholasville approved

NICHOLASVILLE — The Nicholasville Planning Commission voted 4-2 Monday on an amended comprehensive plan.

It rejected a request from the Robb and Sternberg families to include 292 acres west of U.S. 27 and south of Brannon Road in Nicholasville's urban service boundary — a defined area intended to encourage growth in some areas while preserving others for agriculture.

However, at the request of commissioner Shawn Murphy, it voted to change the designation of property south of Barkley Estates and east of U.S. 68 to reflect medium- and high-density residential uses in the future.

Because of the amendment, the Jessamine County-City of Wilmore Joint Planning Commission must vote on the plan. If it approves, this would be the first time the two commissions have a single plan to address development, transportation, the environment, tourism and historic preservation.

Murphy, Danny Frederick, Richard Collins and Brian Welch voted for the amended plan. Burton Ladd and Steve Williams voted no.

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