LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A local landmark will be demolished but the historic elements on the building will be relocated.
The Metro Landmarks Commission unanimously voted on Wednesday, March 27, to tear down the former Bauer's and Azalea Restaurant building.
However, the front facade and north and west facing walls will have to be relocated, The building on Brownsboro Road was designated a landmark in 2008 but the owner wants to tear it down to build a new medical office building.
“Well this is an important property and it's an important project to the residents of Mockingbird
Gardens. We want it to be developed, we just want to be sure it's developed in a way that's consistent with the neighborhood and consistent with the interests and needs of our residential community,” Chris Hermann, a resident, said.
The building dates back to the 1860s. The last occupant, Azalea's Restaurant closed in 2007.