The Hardin County comprehensive plan is on track to get a few updates.

The current comprehensive plan was app­ro­ved in April 2008 and was completed in house. The county received a Special Merit Award from the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association for the document.

In August of 2014, the county re-adopted the plan and updated background information and community facilities elements.

Adam King, planning and development director, brought a couple updates forward Tuesday evening for affirmation by commissioners during its meeting.

Essentially the update is to amend terminology in the land use element, changing the name from E2RC Corridor to the KY 361 Corridor.

The road originally was known and referred to as that acronym, E2RC for Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector. King said when the plan was developed the northern section of the road from Joe Prather Highway to Fort Knox, was not on the drawing board.

This update changes the name and also includes both sections, Patriot Parkway and Bullion Boulevard.

Thus far, the county has had a stakeholder meeting to which it invited representatives of Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Lincoln Trail Area Development District to discuss potential changes.

A community forum will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Hardin County Government Building.

A comprehensive plan is a document, or series of documents, prepared under the direction of a planning commission with input from residents and community leaders. It sets forth policies for development of the entire community.

It is based on inventory, analysis and evaluation of data such as land use maps and sur­veys, population studies, the community’s economic base and community facilities, housing analyses, natural resource studies and community surveys.

Anyone interested in the current plan, can find it online at https://bit.ly/2M6EVU.

Looking forward, King said next year the commission intends to start developing small area plans for Glendale, Cecilia, Rineyville and Stephensburg. These plans will look at the zoning of each community as well as parking, landscaping, signage and develop design criteria for development.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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