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Henderson stops "Form District" for District 14

Friday October 17, 2008

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

Citing concerns of residents and many unanswered questions, Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14) has asked that a proposal for a “form district” zoning designation of 2,200 acres in the Valley Station area be withdrawn.

“After the first public meeting on September 22, I have been asking questions and listening to the people I represent,” says Henderson. “They need to be sure what kind of impact such a change would have on the area.”

Other south end Council members have expressed concern over the proposal as well.

“I want to thank Councilman Henderson for taking the lead on this and getting results,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “Our constituents want development but we want to make sure it is the right development for our area.”

Planning and Design had planned an October 30th meeting to hear concerns about the change. The action would change the designation of the land from residential to suburban workplace. But Henderson and Blackwell say they are not convinced proper safe guards are in place to ensure that the right kind of economic development comes to the area.

“The meeting would be a waste of time if there is no more information about it than what has been put out to date,” says Henderson.

Henderson’s request essentially ends the proposal. Officials with the division of Planning and Design Services have indicated they will take no further action on the ’Form District” proposal in Valley Station.

Bob Henderson (D) 14
Rick Blackwell (D) 12