Planning Commission’s 2020 Numbers

Despite the pandemic woes, Warren County growth remains strong. There was a dip in second quarter numbers, mostly in March, but April picked back up and activity continued to increase. Multi-family approvals are down from previous years, but continue to trend slightly upward as a whole. Multi-family numbers are expected to increase next year. Several…

Best Worst Year Ever

How can you describe a year like 2020? The pandemic pandemonium has certainly been a year of extremes, constantly adapting to ever-changing regulations, recommendations, and executive orders. Every person and business has faced challenges this year. Our community is resilient and always seems to find a way through the rough times together. This is inspiring…

Local Transportation Updates

City of Bowling Green The City of Bowling Green Public Works Department is continuing to improve local infrastructure, despite some budget restrictions due to COVID-19. Projects that are in the planning and/or design phase include Phase II of the Downtown Improvements projects.  Phase I was completed late in 2019 and addressed deteriorating public infrastructure including…

MPO Finalizes 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) recently approved the final draft of the community’s long-range transportation plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP guides the planning efforts for local leaders in prioritizing transportation projects (roadway, bicycle/pedestrian, and transit), while identifying existing and proposed transportation facilities and services necessary to meet the needs…

Local Development Trends

In last month’s quarterly newsletter, the CCPC reported that there was a slight decline in construction permits at the beginning of the second quarter (April – June).  However by the end of the quarter the permit numbers began to increase beyond the typical trend.  This increased volume of construction permits extended into the months of…

Living in the Virtual Meeting World: The pros, cons and a glimpse to the future?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, government organizations, businesses, churches and educational institutions, among others, have been forced to come up with alternative mediums for meeting together. And it’s not just meetings that have changed. Many of us have had to rapidly adapt to working from home schedules and juggling multiple roles and responsibilities.…

Transportation Project Updates

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTYC) District 3 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has improved two major areas with resurfacing on two highly traveled routes in Bowling Green. A section of US 231 (Campbell Lane) near the intersection  with Industrial Drive was resurfaced. A large section of US 231 (Scottsville Road) underwent a resurfacing and safety improvement project…