July 29, 2012 - 8:02pm
Exciting developments are in the works for the historic East Russell neighborhood, once known as "Louisville's Harlem." The Louisville Central Community Center and a variety of urban planning specialists are inviting you to take part in this process of community renewal by attending the East Russell Charrette this Friday, May 11.
Since the early 1990s, a revolution has been slowly taking place in the formerly vibrant East Russell neighborhood. This community once shone as “Louisville’s Harlem,” but suffered a decline beginning in the 1950s as residents migrated to the east and south ends of the metro...
March 1, 2012 - 9:46pm
We reviewed the proposed changes to the Landmarks Ordinance, and had difficulty understanding what all the hubbub was about. Much of the panicked opposition to the proposed changes is coming from people who obviously not taken the time to read the pending ordinance.
A couple of weeks ago, the Courier-Journal ran an editorial (probably written by Keith Runyon, but understandably unsigned) suggesting that our local government had declared war on historic preservation: “Mayor Greg Fischer and … members of the Metro Council have shown disdain...
February 16, 2012 - 5:35pm
“It is important that government be open and accountable. We respect the Landmarks Commission and the work they do and we will continue to work with them. However, final determination should be made in an open process by the group elected and held accountable by the people of Louisville and not an appointed body,” says Yates.
A bi-partisan group of Metro councilmen has introduced some proposed changes to Louisville’s Landmarks Ordinance, and local preservationists have gotten their collective shorts in a knot. In an editorial, the Courier-Journal characterizes this as a “War on Preservation:”