Kristina Slattery
Kristina Slattery
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Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

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Steps to Become Build-Ready

  • Identify a properly zoned site or tract for development.
  • Schedule a pre-certification conference with KCED to review potential certification issues for the site.
  • Ensure that site is clear of all environmental issues and development setbacks.
  • Hire an engineer to provide a plat of the property, develop a site plan and design building plans for the project.
  • Hire a contractor to construct the building pad.
  • Work with utility providers to either extend all utilities to site or to provide extension plans.
  • Develop plans to extend road access to the site.
  • Outline project cost and construction timeline.
  • Develop a project funding plan with sale and lease options.
  • Submit proposal and all necessary documentation to KCED.

How to Submit

In order for a site to be considered for Build-Ready status, it must be demonstrated that the property meets all readiness standards. A proposal that outlines how each standard is met must be provided. To submit a site for Build-Ready consideration, you have two options:

  • Hard Copy – Submit a hard copy proposal with a detailed outline.
  • Digital / PDF – Submit a proposal as a pdf file, making sure the file is organized and properly labeled.
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