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 […]

Colonial Gardens Receives Landmark Designation

The Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission has granted local landmark status to the old Colonial Gardens building in south Louisville. Some nearby residents asked for the designation after a group of developers proposed tearing down the 106 year old stucture to make way for a commercial center. Louisville Historic Preservation Officer Richard Jett says any future […]

Colonial Gardens Decision Postponed

A decision that could affect the future of a century-old building in south Louisville has been delayed to allow for further negotiations. Some local residents asked the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission to declare the old Colonial Gardens complex a local landmark.   Developers, who say it’s too expensive to renovate, want to tear it down and […]

Hearing Set For Colonial Gardens Landmark Request

The Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a landmark designation request for the vacant Colonial Gardens complex in south Louisville. The structure was built in 1902 at the corner of New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive, adjacent to Iroquois Park. Over the years it has operated as a beer garden, […]