Doug represents clients in land use and zoning matters. He is a former member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, and prior to joining the Council was a member of Murphy & Martin, PLC with Lexington zoning attorney Richard V. Murphy. Available zoning and land use services include the following:

  • Research of zoning ordinances and similar land uses in planning area
  • Research of the history of the subject property and vicinity
  • Preparation of applications to local planning units
  • Working with consultants and engineers to develop evidence supporting the proposed zone change, variance, or conditional use permit
  • Conducting meetings with neighborhood groups and stakeholders
  • Drafting proposed findings of fact
  • Drafting zoning text amendments
  • Appearances before local planning units and boards of adjustment
  • Appeal and defense of planning decisions to Kentucky circuit and appellate courts