About Planning and Design Services

The Louisville Metro Office of Planning and Design Services (PDS), part of Louisville Forward's Department of Develop Louisville, is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that guide Metro’s development. Responsibilities include development plan review, overseeing design overlays and historic preservation programs, and advising the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, and Design Overlay Committees on decisions affecting the built environment. Planning & Design Services is also responsible for maintaining and monitoring compliance with the Land Development Code.

The Mission of the Planning & Design Services is:
To oversee land use planning and design services in directing economic growth and physical development in a manner as to ensure the prosperity, health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

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List and Membership of Commissions, Boards, and Committees managed by PDS

2020 Public Meeting Calendar

Case Management System for Development Review

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Mayor Fischer's Strategic Plan

Submit an Open Records request to the Office of Planning & Design 

Planning & Design Services is located in the Metro Development Center at 444 South Fifth Street Suite 300. 


  • 444 S. 5th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    United States

  • Hours

    8:00am - 5:00pm

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