preservation louisville http://wfpl.org en Portland Shotgun House Chosen For Restoration Project http://wfpl.org/post/portland-shotgun-house-chosen-restoration-project <P>A home in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been chosen as the first for a restoration project aimed at preserving the city’s<A href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/11/25/preserving-louisvilles-shotgun-houses/"> iconic shotgun houses</A>.<p> <P>Shotguns, characterized by a long, rectangular floor plan, are a common sight in Louisville’s older neighborhoods, but many have fallen into disrepair.<p> <P>Preservation Louisville, Habitat for Humanity and New Directions Housing Corporation are teaming up for a restoration project called Save Our Shotguns.<p> <P>Preservation Louisville Execu Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:22:50 +0000 Rick Howlett 1550 at http://wfpl.org Portland Shotgun House Chosen For Restoration Project Metro Council Will Vote on Changes to Historic Landmarks Designation http://wfpl.org/post/metro-council-will-vote-changes-historic-landmarks-designation <p>Should the fate of historic buildings be decided by the city in general, or just those people who live nearby? That&#39;s the question at hand for the Metro Council&#39;s&nbsp;Planning and Zoning Committee, and they will vote on it this Tuesday. Under the current system, it takes 200 signatures on a petition to get a building declared a historic landmark. The proposed changes would require that 101 of those signatures come from within one mile of the structure, or within the same Council District.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 1006 at http://wfpl.org