VOTE NO TO AMEND LOUISVILLE LANDMARKS ORDINANCE
  • Petitioned Kenneth Fleming

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Louisville Metro Council
Kenneth Fleming
Louisville Metro Council
Mary Woolridge
Metro Council Clerk
Kathy Herron
Louisville Metro Council
Vicki Welch
Louisville Metro Council
Attica Scott
Louisville Metro Council
Cheri Hamilton
Louisville Metro Council
David Yates
Louisville Metro Council
Barbara Shanklin
Louisville Metro Council
David Tandy
Louisville Metro Council
David James
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Tom Owen
Louisville Metro Council
Tina Ward-Pugh
Louisville Metro Council
Jim King
Louisville Metro Council
Kevin Kramer
Louisville Metro Council
Rick Blackwell
Louisville Metro Council
Robert Henderson
Louisville Metro Council
Marianne Butler
Louisville Metro Council
Kelly Downard
Louisville Metro Council
Glen Stuckel
Louisville Metro Council
Jon Ackerson
Louisville Metro Council
Jerry Miller
Louisville Metro Council
Stuart Benson
Louisville Metro Council
Dan Johnson
Louisville Metro Council
Robin Engel
Louisville Metro Council
James Peden
Louisville Metro Council
Madonna Flood
Louisville Metro Council
Brent Ackerson
Louisville Metro Mayor
Greg Fischer

VOTE NO TO AMEND LOUISVILLE LANDMARKS ORDINANCE

    1. Anna Maas
    2. Petition by

      Anna Maas

      Louisville, KY

Louisville Metro designates preservation districts and local landmarks to recognize, preserve, and protect its significant historic and architectural resources.  This in turn has contributed to economic development, private investment, jobs, and some of the most sought after and coveted neighborhoods in the Metro area.  In 1973, the city established a public preservation policy and created the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission. The Landmarks Commission is responsible for designating preservation districts and local landmarks; establishing guidelines for exterior alterations, demolition, and new construction for designated structures; and developing preservation plans and educational outreach materials. Decisions regarding designation are based on extensive historical and architectural studies, criteria similar to those required for listing of a property on the National Register of Historic Places, and public opinion voiced during public hearings (Historic Louisville, Preservation Districts and Local Landmarks).


In early 2012, almost 40 years after the Landmarks Commission was created, members of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council proposed an amendment that would significantly alter the Landmarks Ordinance and the designation process, making it far more difficult to designate property in rural areas and areas with a higher density of renter-occupied buildings. Initially, the proposal was presented in committee without the opportunity for public comment. After a massive public outcry, the primary sponsor of the amendment, Councilman David Yates agreed to table the discussion and the committee voted in favor of allowing the public two opportunities to express their concerns on the proposal. Public meetings were held in March and April 2012 and were met with an overwhelmingly large turn out of individuals who commented in opposition of the amendment.  Opponents believe the proposed amendment will hinder the landmarks process and strip citizens of their due process rights. 

 

This petition opposes the proposed amendment.


For more information on the proposed amendment go to: 
www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign 

Petition created and supported by:

Shellie Nitsche, Petition Coordinator

Anna Maas, Board Member, Preservation Kentucky 

Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director, Preservation Kentucky 

preservationkentucky.org 

Marianne Zickuhr, Executive Director, Preservation Louisville 

preservationlouisville.org 

Martina Kunnecke, Executive Director, Neighborhood Planning and Preservation

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Petition Deadline Extended

      Anna Maas
      Petition Organizer

      The proposed amendment to the Louisville Landmarks Ordinance has been tabled, therefore the petition deadline is being extended. Please share!

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Metro Council Clerk to add your statements to the public record

      Anna Maas
      Petition Organizer

      We have added the Metro Council Clerk to those whom we are petitioning (Kathy.Herron@louisvilleky.gov). Statements sent to Kathy Herron will be recorded in the public record for the hearing, so consider personalizing your message. Thank you!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • tom duffy LOUISVILLE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      The proposed changes introduce politics and unqualified and unprofessional input into our historical decisions. The property rights issue referd to by supporters is not valid and is contrary to our historical and architectural heritage.

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    • Kathleen Terbeek DALLAS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Visiting my sister in Old Louisville, I have been deeply impressed with the pervasive interest she and her neighbors have shown in appreciating and sustaining Old Louisville by attending to all manner of detail in decorating and maintaining their properties. It shows such character to take their appreciation to such lengths, to value Louisville's heritage in this way! And it's as wonderful a source of community spirit as exists anywhere, it seems to me.

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    • Elizabeth Stith LOUISVILLE, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I am really opposed to removing authority from teh Landmarks Commission for a process that is clear and works to preserve our heritage.

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    • Lucy McElroy LOUISVILLE, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      One of the best and most attractive things about Louisville is its history, so visible in its architecture. I am so proud to be a native of a place which cherishes its past as a jewel of the present.

      Please do not change any protections our fair city has that would compromise its beauty now or in the future.

      Thank you.

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    • Steve Albert ANTWERP, BELGIUM
      • over 2 years ago

      What loss would there have been if a decision to demolish the Palace theater was made behind closed doors before it had a chance for renovation all in the name of urban renewal, just one less landmark?

      The persona of Louisville is led by

      architectures that weave a quilt of history and character that is unique and distinguished. This heritage and its preservation is a community concern as it can affect investments on all levels as well as affecting what makes a place special and appealing.

      I am petitioning against this amendment

      that is an attempt to defeat democratic principles by circumventing due process.

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