Develop Downtown

Considering a new business venture, revitalizing a historic building, or envisioning new riverfront residential spaces? Let these valuable resources be your guiding light to turn your dreams into reality.

Driving Success in Our Local Community

Utilize the resources below to connect with the right contacts who can help you navigate the process of developing downtown and adding new businesses to our community. Whether you’re seeking guidance on permits, startup, or local support, these resources are your key to success.

Looking for Property?

Visit our Real Estate page to see available downtown residential and commercial properties for rent.

Trying to Find a Contact?

The Kentucky Business One Stop is a basic overview of what you need to know about starting a business in Kentucky.

City of Frankfort Planning & Zoning

Contact this department before you begin your project for help with permitting and navigating the development process in Frankfort! The city’s Helpful Hints website is a great starting place too.

Kentucky Capital Development Corporation

Looking for property to develop?  Spec buildings?  Need the perfect location for your company? KCDC is our local economic development entity and is here to help you discover a great business environment here in Frankfort and Franklin County. 

Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce

Contact our local Chamber for terrific resources and support for new, existing, and expanding businesses.  

Riverfront Development Committee

The Kentucky River runs right through the heart of Frankfort and, thanks to the recent restoration of Locks 1-4, has water access to the Ohio River and beyond! Interested in river-related development and/or business in Frankfort?  Let us know!

Kentucky Heritage Council

Considering a historic building or property within our National Historic District?  The great folks at the KY Heritage Council can help you with historic tax credits, preservation techniques, researching your property, and much, much more!

Franklin County Health Department

Starting a food-related business?  Make sure you contact these folks in your planning stages to ensure your business is up to code and your products are safe (and delicious).

Franklin County Planning, Zoning & Building Code Enforcement

Have a project that is not in downtown Frankfort (we’ll forgive you)?  Contact these folks for information on where to get started if your project falls outside city jurisdiction.