Those sizes are the same as the Nicholasville residential zoning regulations and will not only give developers more choices in their subdivisions, but they will facilitate the change to a joint comprehensive plan between Wilmore, Jessamine County and Nicholasville.
Dal Harper, who works the Blue Grass Area Development and serves on the comprehensive update committee, presented the new density proposals to the commission.
"As we were looking at our existing and future land use categories, one thing that became apparent was that all of the housing options in Wilmore were generally 10,000 square feet, which fell into what was being characterized as a high-density land use category," Harper said. "The subject came up that maybe they needed some medium-density opportunities and maybe some low-density opportunities.
The final step before the zones are officially adopted is getting approval from the Wilmore City Council.
The idea was brought to the council for its consideration at its Aug. 17 meeting, and council members voiced support at the time of moving forward with the new zones.
The commission also heard some ideas from Wesley Village in Wilmore about its new memory care facilities it is planning to build.
The buildings were going to be built around the perimeter of the land, but the Village would have needed a variance on a 200-foot setback from Ky. 29 to have it changed to a 100-foot setback.
At a March 2 meeting, the Wilmore City Council voiced disapproval about changing the setback regulation, so Wesley Village President and CEO Glenda Creech went back and changed the plans so as to not need to ask for the variance.
Commission members gave Creech input on the non-action item about conforming to Wilmore regulations.
Commission members also approved final construction plans for the Asbury Theological Seminary's housing project that will build 167 new units on its land north of College Street off Lexington Avenue to replace the existing 164 units.