Metro Council Committee to Consider Landmarks Proposal

Opponents of a proposal to change Louisville’s landmarks ordinance are urging members of a Metro Council committee to reject the measure tomorrow. Introduced by Councilman David Yates, the proposal would require that a majority of the signatures needed to nominate a property for landmark status come from people who live within a one-mile radius of […]

Hundreds Oppose Landmarks Ordinance, But Compromises Possible

Despite hundreds of residents and individuals who have signed an online petition against proposed changes to Louisville’s landmarks ordinance, a compromise measure may clear committee this week. The original proposal would give more power over what becomes a landmark to the Metro Council and to people who live or own property within a one-mile radius […]

Landmarks Debate Continues, Council Hears Alternative Proposal

The debate continues over who should have the power to designate landmarks in the city. Louisville Metro’s Planning and Zoning Committee heard a new proposal Tuesday that could act as a substitute to the current proposed changes that would require over half of the 200 petition signatures necessary to request a landmarks hearing to come from […]

Large Turnout for Public Hearing on Louisville’s Landmarks Ordinance

Louisville’s Metro Council will consider public comments received Tuesday from supporters and opponents who staked their positions during a committee hearing on proposed changes to the city’s landmarks ordinance. The proposal would give the council more control over what becomes a historic landmark and would require at least 51 percent of residents who sign a […]

Hearings Set on Proposed Changes to Landmarks Ordinance

The Louisville Metro Council has scheduled two public hearings on proposed changes to the landmarks ordinance. Democratic Councilman David Yates is proposing significant changes to the law, which allows citizens to petition the Landmarks Commission for protected status for a building or monument. Preservationists argue that Yates’ amendments favor developers and undermine the system of […]