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James proposes review of Traditional Neighborhood zoning for the Old Louisville Area.

Thursday January 27, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In an effort to promote economic development and at the same time retain the uniqueness of an historic area, Councilman David James (D-6) is sponsoring a resolution for the Old Louisville area.

It calls for a review of the Transitional Neighborhood Zoning District to allow live entertainment.

“I would like the Planning Commission to see if there is a way to modernize the zoning district law to legally allow the playing of piano at a nice restaurant, for example,” says James. “We believe neighborhood businesses with live entertainment can peacefully co-exist with homeowners in Old Louisville and provide exciting new entertainment at the same time.”

James is sponsoring a resolution before the Metro Council which requests that the Planning Commission hold a hearing regarding the amendment of the TNZD to include live entertainment offered in a commercial use as expressly permitted in all areas and sub-areas of the TNZD and to forward its recommendations to the Metro Council for further action.

“Without being able to provide live entertainment, some businesses have left for other areas; other cities,” says James. “With the endorsement of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council and the Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce, I realize our neighbors want to support our neighborhood businesses especially in these tough economic times.”

The resolution will receive its first reading before the Metro Council on Thursday night. It will then move on to the Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee for a thorough review.

For more information, contact Councilman James’ office at 574-1106.

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