Should the fate of historic buildings be decided by the city in general, or just those people who live nearby? That's the question at hand for the Metro Council's 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.
Devin Katayama has been covering the story for WFPL. Friday on Byline, he spoke with Preservation Louisville board member Robert Griffith about the upcoming vote, and what the repercussions of either decision could be.