District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 1, 2016

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No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Pickup on Labor Day

labor day

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Labor Day, Monday September 5. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday. Collection will also be delayed in the City of St. Matthews.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

Also, Jefferson County staffed recycling, hazardous waste and waste reduction facilities will be closed on Saturday September 3 in recognition of the holiday and closed on Monday as usual.

Crescent Hill Mini Festival – September 4

CHCC mini

The Crescent Hill Community Council has rescheduled the fireworks and some of the other popular 4th of July events for a “Mini Festival” on Sunday, September 4th, noon – 11:00 pm. Free events include fireworks, live music, children’s activities with bouncy houses, and outdoor cinema showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  There will also be 20 juried artist booths as well as food and beer for sale. And don't miss the Silent Auction which benefits the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation! Join your friends and neighbors! For more information visit: www.crescenthill.us

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success. To sign up please email Melissa.mershon@gmail.com or visit:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B49A8AC2DA13-crescent1       

Back to School Block Party – September 9

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Please mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family fun!  Make a child ID with LMPD, and check out Fire Engine 4 from the Frankfort Avenue firehouse.

We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-1109. Thank you to sponsors who have already committed door prizes: A Reader’s Corner, Blue Dog Bakery , Carmichael's Bookstore , Comfy Cow, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Fierce Salon, Good Garbage, Heine Brothers' Coffee, Just Creations, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Parks, Red Hog Butcher and Reuse502.

Sustainability Story: Green Living Certified


Brightside and the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability wants to educate citizens on how to live a sustainable lifestyle by certifying neighborhoods that achieve predetermined criteria.  More information is here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/green-living.  The Crescent Hill Community Council is seeking certification and needs your help.  Read the following from a recent CHCC email and get involved if you live in Crescent Hill!

Going Green and Getting Platinum!

Calling all Crescent Hill residents! Do you live a sustainable and healthy lifestyle? Do you bike to work, eat local produce, recycle, compost, and turn off your car engine when waiting at the train tracks? Maybe you are doing one of these, all of these, or more! We want to know what you are doing to live sustainably in our neighborhood so that we can earn a Green Living neighborhood certification.

What does it take to become Green Living certified? Brightside and the Office of Sustainability have partnered to create One Bright City’s Green Living program. The Green Living certification is award­ed based on points earned from the percentage of households that accomplish the program’s crite­ria of sustainable living. We can earn a Green, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification based on our achievements. Once certified, we can place the Green Living certification logo on the CHCC website and our neighborhood will be recognized on the One Bright City interactive map.

Where do you come in? In order to get credit for the actions you are already taking to live sus­tainably, we need you to take a survey. To take the survey click on this link: http://goo.gl/forms/setRr7I4rQ0DVo9u1.

If you would prefer to complete a paper survey, please contact Beautification and Sustainability Committee member Evie Wilkinson at (859) 229-3486 or evelynwilkinson@gmail.com. Thank you for doing your part in helping Crescent Hill become a Green Living certified neigh­borhood!

We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Metro Parks to host Public Meetings

Metro Parks

As part of a “visioning” exercise, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will host 12 public meetings during the months of September, October and November to receive feedback on future park amenities including dog parks, skate parks and walking/hiking trails.

The meetings in September will feature a discussion about dog parks; October’s meetings will address skate parks; and November’s meetings will focus on walking/hiking trails. All meetings will last from 6-7:30 p.m.

If you cannot attend a public meeting, please send your comments about these topics to parks@louisvilleky.gov.

Public Meeting Sites

September Public Meeting Dates
Theme - Dog Parks (all times 6-7:30 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, September 6 – East Government Center
  • Monday, September 12 – Sun Valley Community Center
  • Monday, September 19 – Portland Community Center
  • Monday, September 26 – Cyril Allgeier Community Center 

October Public Meeting Dates
Theme – Skate Parks (all times 6-7:30 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, October 4 – East Government Center
  • Monday, October 10 – Sun Valley Community Center
  • Monday, October 17 – Portland Community Center
  • Monday, October 24 – Cyril Allgeier Community Center

November Public Meeting Dates
Theme – Hiking/Bicycle Trails (all times 6-7:30 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, November 1 – East Government Center
  • Monday, November 7 – Sun Valley Community Center
  • Monday, November 14 – Portland Community Center
  • Monday, November 21 – Cyril Allgeier Community Center 

Register to VOTE Online

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Since March 2016, Kentuckians have been able to register to vote and update their registrations online at the website  https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky.   Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the GoVoteKy.com web portal has been a huge success.  “We have had over 100,000 Kentuckians access it,” Grimes recently told a committee in Frankfort.  “Over 37,000 applications have been processed. Eleven thousand of those applications are new registered voters. The remaining 26,000 are folks who are updating their registration.” The deadline to register for the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 11, 2016.

Register and Go Vote KY!  

Cherokee Park bridge closure to begin September 6


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces the upcoming closure of the Chenoweth Bridge in Jefferson County’s Cherokee Park. This bridge is located on Beargrass Road and will close next month to allow for repairs.

The Chenoweth Bridge closure is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 and will last approximately six weeks. During construction, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should follow the signed detour via Barrett Hill Road.

KYTC awarded a contract for repairs on two bridges in Cherokee Park crossing the Middle Fork of Beargrass Creek. The other bridge being repaired is the Mildred Ahrens Howard Memorial Bridge on the Scenic Loop near Beals Branch Road. 

This project includes removal of the asphalt driving surface, installation of a waterproofing membrane on the bridge arches and repairing of concrete. Natural stone drainage ways will also be placed around the bridge abutments. Work on the Mildred Ahrens Howard Memorial Bridge includes replacement of damaged stones in the retaining walls and arch. A new asphalt driving surface will be paved on both bridges.

KYTC is coordinating the bridge repairs with the Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Department.

American Contracting & Services, Inc. was awarded this contract in the amount of $693,285. Construction is scheduled for completion in November 2016.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5.

Short Term Registration Now Available

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On August 1, the regulations for short term rentals approved by Metro Council went into effect. Please use the Frequently Asked Questions, Metro Council Ordinances or other links below as a guide and a starting point to have your questions answered if you are interested in using a home as a short term rental. 

A few things to know:

  • All short term rental hosts must submit an annual registration form, register with the Revenue Commission, post an evacuation plan and meet smoke detector requirements. All short term rentals are prohibited from serving or providing food and alcohol and from posting outdoor signage.
  • The term short term rental does not apply to hotel or motel rooms, extended stay lodging facilities, bed and breakfast inn or boarding and lodging hotel rooms. Therefore, these exact regulations do not apply to those facilities. 
  • At no time shall more persons reside in the short term rental than two times the number of bedrooms plus four individuals. For example if a short term rental has 3 bedrooms, than 10 people may reside in that short term rental.
  • Short term rentals regulations do not supersede lease agreements, homeowner's association bylaws, covenants, deed restrictions, or any other agreement, law or regulation that prohibits subletting or use of your dwelling as a short term rental. 
  • Short term rentals are currently not permitted in Anchorage, Douglass Hills, Graymoor-Devondale, Hurstbourne, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Middletown, Prospect, Shively, St. Matthews and St. Regis Park. All these places have their own zoning authority and have not yet adopted the short term rental ordinance that Metro Council adopted. Metro Council has zoning authority over all of Metro Louisville except the aforementioned places.
  • Failure to register a short term rental is equivalent to operating without a permit and will result in enforcement action
  • Based on where you live and if you live in the home you are using as a short term rental, your application process could vary from someone else. Those scenarios are spelled out below.

If you are allowed to have a short term rental by right, you still need to take note of and follow the Metro Council short term rental ordinance. Highlights from the ordinance are in the bullet points above. 

Residential zoning: R-R, R-E, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, U-N, R-5A, R-5B, R-6, R-7, R-8A

Commercial zoning: OR, OR-1, OR-2, OR-3, OTF, C-N, C-R, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-M, W-1, W-2, PVD, PTD PRD

TNZD: TNZD zoned properties are located in Old Louisville and Limerick.

If the short term rental is YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned RESIDENTIAL…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental by right.

If the short term rental is YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned COMMERCIAL…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental by right.

If the short term rental is YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned TNZD…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental with an approved Conditional Use Permit.

If the short term rental is NOT YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned RESIDENTIAL…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental with an approved Conditional Use Permit.

If the short term rental is NOT YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned COMMERCIAL…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental by right.

If the short term rental is NOT YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE and your property is zoned TNZD…

You are allowed to operate a short term rental with an approved Conditional Use Permit. 

The Short Term Rental Annual Application Form is attached to this email. There is a $25 annual fee to register your primary residence. 

Please visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/short-term-rental-information and scroll to the bottom of the page for links to the Short Term Rental CUP Pre-Application and CUP Formal Application forms.

Additional Links

LOJIC map to find your property's zoning

Frequently Asked Questions

Metro Council Short Term Rental Ordinance (Title XI, Chapter 115.515--115.521)

Smoke Detector Requirements (Title IX, Chapter 94.02)

Map of Metro Council Zoning Authority Area

Process for Conditional Use Permit approval

Louisville Metro Revenue Commission

For questions about planning and zoning requirements, such as the registration and conditional use permit processes, contact Louisville Metro’s Office of Planning & Design Services at (502) 574-6230.

For questions about tax requirements, contact Louisville Metro’s Revenue Commission at (502) 574-4860.

For questions about building permit requirements, such as those pertaining to building and life safety codes, contact Louisville Metro’s Office of Construction Review at (502) 574-3321.

MSD Project Update on I-64 and Grinstead CSO Basin


Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting in March for the I-64 & Grinstead CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin Project—a covered-underground basin located near the former site of Jim Porter’s. At that time, MSD indicated that the next meeting would be held this summer.

MSD wanted to provide you with an update of the schedule. Due to ongoing technical discussions, MSD is planning the next meeting for November. You will receive a notice at least two weeks in advance with the specific date, time and location from MSD. Thank you for your continued engagement with the process, and please do not hesitate to contact MSD with any questions. To learn more about the proposed I-64 & Grinstead CSO Basin—including the previous public meeting presentations—visit the MSD ProjectWIN website:



Questions, please contact MSD Project Manager Brandon Flaherty at 540-6632.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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For basic details for below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the case number.  For specific case information please call or email the listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

Case No. 16ZONE1028
Subject Property: 1832 Frankfort Avenue
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a change in zoning from R-5B (two-family residential) to C-R (commercial/residential) with waivers.
Case Manager: Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Labor Development and Transportation Committee
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

Notice of Development Application Filed with P&D


A Variance Application has been filed with the Department of Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services on Monday, August 22, 2016 to allow a proposed bank to exceed the 35 ft. maximum building height by 7 ft. (for the building mean height) and 13 ft. (for the cupola) for a total of 42 ft. (building mean height) and 48 ft. (for the cupola).
Address: 3901 & 3919 Shelbyville Road
Case No.: 16VARIANCE1066
PDS Case Manager: Ross Allen (ross.allen@louisvilleky.gov)

To view documents related to this proposal visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design and click on “Search Case Information”

Take the Louisvilleky.gov Website Survey

Please consider taking the following survey (https://louisvilleky.gov/government/information-technology-services/help-us-improve-your-city-government-website) to share your thoughts on the Louisville Metro website (www.louisvilleky.gov).   

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5: 14th Annual WorldFest at the Belvedere. For more information visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest.

Saturday, September 3: Free yoga from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens' site, 1410 North Frankfort Avenue (at River Road).The class series will feature rotating teachers, highlight different styles of yoga, and also include a meditation practice. Suggested $5 donation. Bring your own mat, and come flow!

Monday, September 5: Labor Day - Metro Offices Closed. Collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste delayed by one day.

Monday, September 5: Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Great Lawn. Booths open at 8:30 a.m. and the bike ride, hike and paddle all start at 10 a.m. For more information visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle

Tuesday, September 6: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Franklin Street Church, 938 Franklin Street, Wenzel Street entrance. 

Wednesday, September 7: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a meeting of the minds to discuss current event topics at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

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