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Comprehensive Plan

Details of the 2009 City of Murray Comprehensive Plan are below.

Purpose

Adopted by the Murray Planning Commission on September 15, 2009, the City of Murray Comprehensive Plan serves as a guide to the planning of land use as the city continues to grow and develop. Planning for use of the lands within its jurisdiction allows the Murray Planning Commission to make decisions that encourage the proper types of development in suitable areas.

Development in accordance with a plan also allows a balanced set of land uses and minimizes the conflicts that can occur between land uses. Development in accordance with a plan also allows growth to occur in areas that can accommodate the growth without placing a strain on the infrastructure designed for growth.

Planning Area

The area covered by the plan is the City of Murray Urban Services Area (USA). The USA includes all of the area within the Murray city limits and portions of Calloway County adjacent to the city limits that are served by city water and wastewater utilities. This plan also takes in to consideration areas where utilities are not currently served but potentially could be one day.

Murray has an agreement with Calloway County Fiscal Court that allows it to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction under KRS 100.131 for land development activities within a four-mile radius.

Base Study

Contains the research that applies to the other three elements. The research includes information on population and demographics. Since economic development is a focus for the City of Murray, the Base Study Element also contains information related to economic development in Murray.

Land Use

The Future Land Use Element - show(s) 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 (KRS 100.187). This is element is divided in to Existing Land Use and Future Land Use.

Transportation

The Transportation Element - show(s) proposals for the most desirable, appropriate, economic, and feasible pattern for the general election location, character, and extent of the channels, routes, and terminals for transportation facilities for the circulation of persons and good for specified times as far into the future as is reasonable to foresee (KRS 100.187). The Transportation Element provides guidelines for maintaining and improving a transportation system to facilitate local and regional travel demands.

Community Facilities

The Community Facilities Element - show(s) 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 (KRS 100.187). This Element is divided into two sections; utilities and other community facilities.

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Maps

The Land Use, Transportation, and Community Facilities Elements of Murray's Comprehensive Plan each have corresponding maps. These maps are included within the full document itself or by clicking on one of the following:

Maps - Land Use

Maps - Transportation

Maps - Community Facilities