The legislation defines different types of homeless shelters and gives them zoning classifications, which define where the shelters can be built. The task force was formed after Wayside Christian Mission attempted to open a shelter downtown and exposed the lack of regulation.
The regulations address a gap in zoning laws that neither prohibited nor allowed a shelter to be built downtown. The regulations define zoning for three types of buildings that serve the homeless, and would allow shelters downtown.
Recommendations on where homeless shelters can operate in Louisville will get a public airing this week. The recommendations come from a task force the commission formed after Wayside Christian Mission sought to open a downtown shelter.
Louisville’s Homeless Shelter Task Force could complete its work in the next few weeks.
by Stephanie Crosby Louisville’s Homeless Shelter Task Force meets for the fourth time tomorrow in an effort to tweak the city’s land development code. The task force was created in response to Wayside Christian Mission’s attempt to open a homeless shelter downtown. It was determined then that the land development code lacks certain specifics about […]