Landmark Cavalier Building in Historic Portland Neighborhood
  • Petitioned Portland NOW

This petition was delivered to:

Portland NOW
Danny Dole, President Portland NOW
Haven Harrington
Gary Watrous
Jim Segrest
Louisville Metro Area

Landmark Cavalier Building in Historic Portland Neighborhood

    1. Petition by

      NPP Kentuckiana

Portland's neighborhood plan and Louisville Metro's Cornerstone 2020 note the importance of  historic structures in neighborhood revitalization.  Having lost many to demolition, Portland is committed to protecting what remains.  Corner stores like the Cavalier are unique symbols of Portland’s mercantile tradition, and a time when local merchants were the life-force of neighborhoods where one resided near work, shopping areas and entertainment venues.  Thus, Portland and other old city neighborhoods were precursors to the sustainable communities to which we now aspire.  Destroying a viable structure and displacing an existing business, in favor of another chain dollar store, is the antithesis of smart growth.  (FYI-There are currently four Family Dollar Stores and two Dollar General Stores within 1-2.15 miles.  More are under consideration. )  


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rich Reynolds LOUISVILLE, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a musician, I have spent a bit of time in Portland, and have developed an appreciation for the people, and the heritage of the area, and I hope to see great improvements there in the future.

    • Andria Broom SENOIA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am from Louisville Ky, and I have grown up with these stores. Why tear down historic buildings? Why not restore them to help the city??? Offering a restoration tax would go along way towards helping the city and help stop the problems affecting the areas...I live in a small town, instead of tearing down the building they restore them......Don't tear down our buildings please........

    • Craig Atherton LOUISVILLE, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Tearing down these Historic storefront anchors is a major cause of blight in these neighborhoods . The city offering restoration tax incentives for these types of structures would go along way towards stopping the problems affecting these areas .

    • Robin Garr LOUISVILLE, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Louisville's historic neighborhoods are a very special part of who we are. It's foolish to waste this heritage. Let's stand against suburbanizing our urban personality.

    • Mary Beth Brown LOUISVILLE, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Our historic structures say so much! The greenest building is the one already standing. Please preserve our history and those elements of our city that make it Louisville.


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