Local News
9:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

First Landmarks Designation Hearing Since Changes

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy argues Hogan's Fountain Pavilion doesn't fit the original Olmsted vision.

Louisville’s Landmarks Commission will hold its first designation hearing next week since the city changed the law regulating its landmarks process last month.

The application, petition and fee have been submitted to list Cherokee Park's Hogan's Fountain Pavilion as a new landmark, but not everyone is on board.

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Local News
8:02 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Council Passes Long-Debated Landmarks Ordinance

The Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance changing the city’s long-time landmarks process on a 16-7 vote Thursday night.

Most council members agreed the ordinance is significantly improved from the nearly 40-year-old measure the city has been using, but the controversial provision giving Metro Council a chance to overturn a Landmarks Commission decision has been debated since Councilman David Yates introduced the ordinance in February.

That provision passed, despite last effort pleas by some council members and an attempt to compromise by Councilman Brent Ackerson.

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Local News
10:00 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Council Expects to Vote Landmarks Ordinance From Committee Tuesday

Louisville Metro’s Planning and Zoning Committee will consider two competing ordinances that change the city’s landmarks process on Tuesday.

The current law requires landmarks to be declared through petitions and the city’s appointed Landmarks Commission. Opponents of changing the longstanding ordinance argue “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” But several council members have sponsored an ordinance that has a major provision adamantly opposed by several in the preservation and historical communities.

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