Council Committee Approves Old Louisville Live Performance Resolution

by Gabe Bullard on February 1, 2011

by Sheila Ash

A measure to lift restrictions on live entertainment in restaurants and other businesses in Old Louisville is moving forward.

The Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday sponsored by Councilman David James. James says legalizing live performances would bring new businesses to Old Louisville and help existing establishments.

“This is really about the neighborhood and about economic opportunities and growth for the neighborhood where the businesses and the residents can co-exist in a peaceful way and enjoy each other and give each other support,” he says.

James says he’s received little opposition to the change. The resolution will go before the full council next week. If it passes, the Metro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and draft a change to zoning laws. That change would again need to be approved by the council.

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mike mckinley February 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

old louisville needs people foot traffic. especially near growing u ofl. it can compete with highlands. look at the growong population of college kids near 7th and shipp ave.

Herb Warren February 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The fact that the existing zoning in Old Louisville does not expressly authorize “entertainment” anywhere in the zoning district is a pure oversight. it was an honest mistake in drafting a complex regulation. It should be quickly corrected. Of course there should be entertainment allowed in theaters, restaurants, auditoriums, and parks in Old Louisville.
This is not about “adult entertainment”- that won’t be permitted. ‘And this is not about outdoor or indoor entertainment- it’s about all entertainment from singing to acting to poetry reading. And it does not authorize or regulate “noise”. There is a noise ordinance in place across the city and that applies now and will continue to apply. The Council should move quickly to approve an ordinance approving entertainment in Old Louisville

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