What is the Planning Commission?
The Planning Commission is an appointed body that coordinates community-planning efforts and makes recommendations to local legislative units. The Joint City-County Planning Commission of Barren County was established in 1972. The Commission is made up of 13 representatives appointed by the following legislative bodies:
- Barren County – 5 representatives
- Cave City – 2 representatives
- Glasgow – 5 representatives
- Park City – 1 representative
How can I check the zoning of a piece of property?
To verify the zoning of a property, you will need to provide the Zoning Administrator or Building Inspector with a precise property address and cross street information or closest intersecting roads. The Zoning Map can be found online at https://jccpc-ky.com/documents/zoning-maps/.
The Maps contained on this site are representations only and are not intended to replace the Official Maps. Click here for disclaimer.Back to Top
How do I rezone my property?
Rezoning requests must be reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council based on the adopted Comprehensive Plan and its potential impacts on the area.
Applications may be approved if they comply with the Comprehensive Plan or if the applicant proves/Planning Commission finds the existing zoning is inappropriate and the proposed zoning request is appropriate, and/or there have been major changes of an economic, physical or social nature within the area which were not anticipated at the time the Comprehensive Plan was adopted.
(Please contact the Planning Commission office for complete details.)
A Concept Development Plan showing how the property is to be used is required for most rezoning requests.Back to Top
How do I open a business in my house (City of Glasgow)?
This is typically referred to as a Home Occupation and is regulated by the Board of Adjustments as a Conditional Use.
Home occupations are limited to professional office or customary home occupations, which shall be those occupations that the Board of Adjustments finds to be non-objectionable in residential areas of the City, conducted within the principal building but only by a person residing in the dwelling, provided that tools or instruments used in the pursuance of these occupations are ordinarily found in the home and that not more than 25% of the total floor area in any dwelling unit is devoted to such use.
No displays or change in facade such as an unusual looking window or door shall indicate from the exterior that the building is being utilized in whole or in part for any purpose other than a dwelling. Click here for Board of Adjustments Application.Back to Top
Were do I obtain private deed restrictions for my subdivision?
The Planning Office does not keep deed restrictions on file for subdivisions because they are beyond the enforcement jurisdiction of the Planning Commission.
In most cases deed restrictions are recorded in a miscellaneous book with the County Clerk’s Office (270-651-3783) and noted on the recorded deed.Back to Top
How do I subdivide my property?
Subdivisions are classified into two categories: Major and Minor.
Minor Subdivisions of five (5) lots or less with no new street construction, including the improvement or widening of existing streets, or no major construction of site improvements shall require only approval of the Administrative Officer.
Please Note: Any series of Minor Subdivisions totaling five (5) or more lots from the parent tract shall comply with the Water Supply and Fire Hydrant Requirements of County Ordinance #148 and Article 7 of the Subdivision Regulations.
To initiate review of a Minor Subdivision Plat the developer shall submit the following documents to the Planning Commission’s Administrative Officer:
Application and applicable Fees
- The original mylar copy of the Minor Subdivision Plat
- One (1) blue line print of the mylar
- One (1) copy of the mylar on letter size paper (8-1/2” x 11”)
- One (1) copy of the mylar on legal size paper (8-1/2” x 14”), or 11” x 17”
Major subdivisions of property include the division of six (6) or more lots, a subdivision involving new street construction or the improvement or widening of an existing street, and a subdivision involving the major construction of site improvements.
Major subdivisions require review and approval by the Planning Commission. All applications for major subdivisions must be submitted by the filing deadline and include an application, appropriate fee, and eight (8) copies of the plat. See the Subdivision Regulations for all development requirements.Back to Top
What is the minimum lot size in Barren County?
The local District Health Department Environmentalist may determine the required minimum lot area for a new subdivision of land based on site evaluation or other health factors.
However, in no case shall a lot not served by public sewer be less than one hundred twenty-five (125) feet wide at the front yard setback line and twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet in area.
Lots served by public sewer shall be at least seventy-five (75) feet wide at the front-yard setback line and seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet in area.Back to Top
What is the population of Barren County?
Glasgow (3rd Class City): 14,028
Cave City (5th Class City): 2,240
Park City (5th Class City): 537
Barren County: 42,173Back to Top
16,805 Total Incorporated, 25,368 Unincorporated
Why do Communities Plan?
- To guide future growth and development in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.
- To protect the character and the social and economic stability of the community while encouraging orderly and beneficial development.
- To provide the most beneficial use of land and to minimize the conflicts among various land uses.
- Maximize community strengths and minimize community weaknesses.
- To establish reasonable standards of design and procedures for new developments.
- Provide for the public health, safety, and welfare.
- To create public commitment to the fostering of positive change for the community.
- Enhance economic development and investment by projecting future land requirements and ensuring that adequate public facilities and services are available to accommodate future growth.
- Protect the environment by restricting high-risk areas from negative development impacts and identifying areas of special environmental consideration.
Table of Contents
- What is the Planning Commission?
- How can I check the zoning of a piece of property?
- How do I rezone my property?
- How do I open a business in my house (City of Glasgow)?
- Were do I obtain private deed restrictions for my subdivision?
- How do I subdivide my property?
- What is the minimum lot size in Barren County?
- What is the population of Barren County?
- Why do Communities Plan?