Comprehensive Plan

On January 1, 2019, a new Comprehensive Plan, called Plan 2040, went into effect. To read and/or download the document, please click here

The Comprehensive Plan is representative of over 6,000 voices, including Metro staff, an advisory committee, and resident volunteers. The Advisory Committee, made up of diverse representatives from neighborhood and community organizations as well as development and business interests, finalized its recommended goals, objectives, and policies on February 21, 2018. 

On April 16, 2018, the Planning Commission recommended the Comprehensive Plan for approval. The document was then reviewed by the Metro Council as well as 12 local municipalities with zoning authority for formal adoption. Those 12 local municipalities are: Anchorage, Douglass Hills, Graymoor-Devondale, Hurstbourne, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Middletown, Prospect, Shively, St. Matthews, and St. Regis Park.

Plan 2040 Vision Statement

In 2040, Louisville Metro is a vibrant and diverse community that is connected, healthy, authentic, sustainable and equitable, with compassionate citizens and memorable places among its greatest assets  and where all people are able to achieve their full potential.

Plan 2040


CHASE Principles



Background Information:

Cornerstone 2020 (Comprehensive Plan Prior to Plan 2040 - No Longer in Effect)