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Metro Council looks at changing how historic areas, landmarks are designated

by WHAS11


Posted on March 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville is full of historic buildings, some of them endangered, and the Metro Council is looking at changes to how historic districts and landmarks are designated.

The council proposed changing the ordinance that would require the designation be approved by the council rather than relying only on the landmarks commission. It’s a controversial change.

On Tuesday those on both sides had a chance to give their comments to the council.

"It's been adopted by NYC, Charleston, San Francisco, New Orleans and it's been working in Louisville for 40 years. Why change it now?"

Someone else disagreed.

"This process should be fair, accurate and accountable. Unfortunately the current process does not meet those standards."

Another public hearing is set for Tuesday, April 3.