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Local News
4:22 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Portland Shotgun House Chosen For Restoration Project

This home in the Portland neighborhood will be restored.

A home in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been chosen as the first for a restoration project aimed at preserving the city’s iconic shotgun houses.

Shotguns, characterized by a long, rectangular floor plan, are a common sight in Louisville’s older neighborhoods, but many have fallen into disrepair.

Preservation Louisville, Habitat for Humanity and New Directions Housing Corporation are teaming up for a restoration project called Save Our Shotguns.

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Local News
10:00 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Metro Council Will Vote on Changes to Historic Landmarks Designation

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.