Step 5: Legislative Action

Following the Planning Commission’s recommendation, the elected legislative body makes the decision to approve or deny the proposal. Legislative bodies with zoning authority in Jefferson County include the Metro Council, and the following 2nd, 3rd, or 4th class cities: Anchorage, Douglass Hills, Graymoor-Devondale, Hurstbourne, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Prospect, Shively, St. Regis Park, and St. Matthews. Again, you cannot discuss the issue with your elected representative. They are legally obligated to base their decision on the public hearing transcript and Planning Commission file.

Additional information about rezoning in Louisville:

Click here for a one-page overview of the rezoning process.

You can register with Planning and Design Services to receive notice of all filings in your Metro Council District.

Agendas for Planning Commission and Land Development & Transportation Committee meetings are usually posted the Friday before the following week’s meeting. The agendas can be accessed here.

Click here to open the Land Development Code, and here for Cornerstone 2020.

Click here to link to the LOJIC webpage to learn about the zoning designation of a specific property.

Anyone interested in requesting a zoning change or viewing any public records on rezoning requests may come to the Planning and Design Services office (444 S. 5th Street, Suite 300, Louisville, 40202) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Need more information? Call Planning and Design Services at (502) 574-6230