Preservation Districts Aim To Employ The Past to Shape The Future

Infringing on property rights or preserving local architectural styles? More Louisville, KY neighborhoods are establishing historic preservation districts in an effort to protect their distinctive character.

In the face of development interests that stand to rapidly change the urban landscape of some Louisville neighborhoods, some residents have sought to have the metro government designate their communities as historic preservation districts. Seven districts now exist in the county, with seven more neighborhoods currently considering whether to pursue the designation. In historic preservation districts, significant exterior renovations, demolitions, and new construction are subject to greater review by the metro government.

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