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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

www.facebook.com/pages/NPP-Kentuckiana/100463680006514

This petition was delivered to:
  • Louisville Metro Council
    Kenneth Fleming
  • 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 Council
    Rick Blackwell
  • Louisville Metro Council
    Kevin Kramer
  • 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
  • Louisville Metro Council
    Tom Owen
  • Louisville Metro Council
    Tina Ward-Pugh
  • Louisville Metro Council
    Jim King
  • Louisville Metro Mayor
    Greg Fischer


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