District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 21, 2018

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CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue – June 24


CycLOUvia is back on Frankfort Avenue this Sunday, June 24! The event will transform The Avenue into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. CycLOUvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation.

The Crescent Hill Library, at 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will be open special hours, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., for the event. 

CycLOUvia is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Impound Lot Next Steps Public Meeting - TONIGHT

impound lot

Louisville Metro Government is planning a public meeting from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, June 21, at Butchertown Pizza Hall, 1301 Story Avenue, second floor, to share community input and next steps in its effort to relocate the Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

Located for decades at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, the impound lot is the main temporary storage area for motor vehicles that have been impounded by LMPD and other agencies, and is a longer-term storage area for motor vehicles being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. Although technical capacity is 1,800 vehicles, the lot frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles.

The city announced plans to seek a new location earlier this year, citing space issues, as well as the impound lot’s negative impact on nearby Beargrass Creek and the Beargrass Creek Greenway Trail. The site, a former landfill, is also located in a flood plain and is partially impacted by a high-tension power line crossing it.

Space issues at the site are preventing LMPD from towing abandoned vehicles, negatively impacting residents and businesses across the City.

The city issued a public Request for Information, seeking properties that fit the city’s search criteria for size, location, and other physical and operational requirements. The city received seven responses to that RFI but all appeared to have issues and none completely met the search criteria.

LMPD Lt. Col. Robert Schroeder said the city is continuing to look for a long-term solution, and noted that properties will be evaluated as they become available. In the meantime, the City is planning improvements at the existing site and in its procedures to address the space and environmental concerns at that site.

In an effort to ensure a transparent process, the city is posting online the comments received in the community engagement process, which included tours and three public meetings, and information about the RFI responses. Click here to view the comments.

Update Meeting for Proposal at Lexington & Grinstead – June 27

Lexington & Grinstead

Developers of the project proposed for Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive have announced a final public meeting to update and summarize the ten charrettes that were hosted earlier this year regarding the proposed zoning change, Case # 16ZONE1044, from C-2 to Planned Development District (PDD) consisting of mixed residential, office, retail and restaurant at the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road. The meeting will include a report on what was said and learned at the ten prior charrettes and what plan elements have been changed/adopted, with a final presentation as to what the official rezoning application will contain.

If you cannot attend this meeting but have questions or concerns, please contact William Bardenwerper at 426-6688 or land planning and engineering firm representatives David Mindel or Kent Gootee at 485-1508.

This project has NOT been approved. When a formal application is filed, Louisville Metro Planning and Design and various agencies will review it. Those reviews will be followed by public meetings. Months ago, I asked that the Planning Commission hearing be held near the site, given the interest and concern the project has attracted, and the size and scope of the project. I am confident that request will be granted. The letter is available online by clicking here.

The eNews will continue to have information about any application and ways to comment on it.

Lower Frankfort Avenue Initiative – June 28

Green Convene

The Louisville Sustainability Council will host their next Green Convene on Thursday, June 28, and focus on lower Frankfort Avenue. This initiative wants to shine a light on the importance of transforming this area by developing continuous sidewalks, restoring a segment of Beargrass Creek, and dealing with the impound lot so that the area can be a thriving connector from Story Avenue to the river.

This FREE community event will offer an opportunity to learn the history of the area and importance of neighborhoods, get an update on current area planning, and understand how to stay involved moving forward.

RSVP on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/644283039255216/, and plan to attend all or part of the event. 

2:00 PM -5:00 PM**
Paddle tour, River City Paddle Sports, 1325 River Road
The 2 hr paddle tour of Beargrass Creek is offered by River City Paddle Sports. **Registration is required: To reserve a spot call Waterfront Botanical Gardens at 502-276-5404 by June 21st. For more information e-mail David Wicks at dwicks1@gmail.com and check out the River City Paddle Sports website https://rivercitypaddlesports.wordpress.com/education-on-the-water-2/. Boats and gear are provided. Sign-ups are limited. 

6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Community Conversation at The Butchertown Social
Each speaker will be given a 4-5 minute lightning talk on the Lower Frankfort Avenue area and the importance of a more sustainable future.

Speakers include: David Wicks (River City Paddle Sports), Bob Hill (Hidden Hill Nursery),
Bill Hollander (District 9 Councilman), Kasey Maier (Botanica Executive Director), David Karem (Waterfront Development Corporation), Cassandra Culin (Clifton Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee), Nick Johnson (Butchertown Neighborhood Association), Ward Wilson (Beargrass Creek Alliance) and Andrei Moldoveanu DMD (Frankfort Avenue Business Association).

7:45 PM -8:30 PM 
Walking Tour of Area
Join in on a guided walking tour of Frankfort Avenue starting at The Butchertown Social and walking towards River Road and Butchertown Greenway. Participants will get an up-close look on the current need for revitalization of the area. Map with destinations of interest will be provided.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for all of 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 above case number. 

You can also click on the image below to go to the application page, although the page may be slow to load.

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. 

107 N Jane2132 New Main Street166 N Keats

Sustainability Story: Hook & Cook Event – June 30

Hook and Cook

If you want the ultimate in free-range, antibiotic/additive-free meat then sometimes you just have to do it yourself. Easton Copley of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will host Hook and Cook on Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. This workshop will teach you fishing basics to help you live more sustainably. Eat wild. Eat natural.  Fish for trout, sunfish & channel catfish in the Cherokee Lake. Bring your own gear or borrow ours!


Topics covered include:

  • Setting up a rod and reel
  • Knot tying
  • Bait choice
  • Casting and retrieving
  • Fileting fish
  • Preserving and cooking fish

Fresh-cooked fish & hush puppy/coleslaw lunch will be included for participants. A Kentucky Annual Fishing License (any kind) is required for participation. Licenses are available at FW.KY.GOV. Includes follow-up fishing trip.

Pre-Registration & Details contact Easton.Copley@ky.gov or 502-564-7109 ext. 4587

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

Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival – July 3 & 4

CHCC Fourth of July

Plan to attend the annual Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival on Tuesday, July 3 & Wednesday, July 4 at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Enjoy fireworks on Wednesday night at sunset after the concerts (9:45 - 10:00 p.m). The festival includes 30 juried artist vendors, live entertainment, children’s fun zone with free bouncies, food trucks and beer booth, cake wheel, pet contest and more. Visit the Facebook page for more information: CHCC 4th of July on Facebook

Volunteers are needed for this family-friendly event. To signup, please click here

Annual Pothole Blitz Over But Keep Reporting Them!


Metro Public Works has completed its annual Pothole Blitz, but citizens are encouraged to continue reporting potholes. There are three easy ways to report potholes:


  • Click here to use the easy online form.
  • Use Twitter by including the hashtag #502pothole and the location of the hole in any tweet.
  • Call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 to report potholes or any other issues. You may also email them at metro.call@louisvilleky.gov 

Art in City Hall Exhibition – Seeking Local Artists

metro seal

Completed in 1873, historic City Hall is currently home to the 26 members of the Louisville Metro Council. Very soon, it will showcase the works of local artists during the first Art in City Hall exhibition slated for this summer.

Art in City Hall is a joint effort between the Metro Council and Metro Government. The artworks selected will be exhibited in the entrance lobby, hallways and public spaces within City Hall.  Primary audiences will include members of the public attending Metro Council and committee meetings, Metro Council members, staff and visiting constituents.

Art in City Hall is an opportunity open to all artists working in Louisville/Jefferson County. Artists should submit original, two-dimensional artwork meeting the specifications outlined below. There is no entry fee. Each artist selected to exhibit their work will receive a $500 honorarium. The Art in City Hall exhibition will take place from August 2018 through August 2019.


  • All artwork must be original and two-dimensional.
  • Outside dimensions of work (including frame) must not be smaller than 16 x 16 in. and must not exceed 60 x 60 in.
  • All artwork must be framed, stretched or mounted to durable material, and ready for hanging with D-ring hangers, wire, or equivalent.
  • Artists are responsible for transportation and delivery of selected artworks to City Hall by designated date and for pick up by a designated date at the conclusion of the exhibition.
  • Please review the complete Call for Artists here
  • Submission deadline is July 13.

Artwork will be selected by a committee consisting of Commission on Public Art, Metro Council, and Metro staff members. Up to five artists will be selected for the exhibition. Each artist will be asked to exhibit 1–5 artworks.

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.

Thursday, June 21: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion of Arrival at 6:30 p.m. A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with aliens who have suddenly arrived at various locations on the planet. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, June 21: Supplies Over Seas to host Bourbon and Band Aids at 6:30 p.m. at The Olmsted. Enjoy bourbon tasting, food pairings, cash bar, swing band and dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.suppliesoverseas.org/.

Thursday, June 21: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Daniel Lawless at 7:00 p.m. Learn about Lawless' book, The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With and Other Poems. Questions, please call the store at 896-6950.

Friday, June 22: Free summer movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. On June 22, enjoy Paddington 2, rated PG.

Saturday, June 23: Hadley Pottery, 1570 Story Avenue, month-long new owner sale. Enjoy 15% off already reduced prices and 20% off personalized items. Every Saturday in June, enjoy donuts by Bussmann’s bakery with coffee and juice. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Questions, please contact 584-2171.

Saturday, June 23: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, to host a spice fair from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sample assorted sweet and savory dishes made with Fair Trade spices (recipes will be provided). Learn about different spices and their applications. Phyllis Fitzgerald, an environmental educator and activist, will be available between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to share information about cooking healthy and delicious foods. Shop on June 23 and save 20% on Level Ground spices, including Cardamom, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Ginger.

Saturday, June 23: The Hub hosts Kittens and Cocktails Patio Party from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at 2235 Frankfort Avenue. They are teaming up with The Animal Care Society to bring ADOPTABLE kittens and cats to The Hub patio! Come visit them while you try delicious kitty themed drink specials made with Tito's Handmade Vodka. $2 from every cocktail will be donated to Animal Care Society! Pet Wants On The Avenue will be there with goodies for your furry friends.  Bring an item with you from Animal Care Society's wish list to be entered into a drawing for a gift package! Click here for more information on the event.

Sunday, June 24: Cyclouvia will transform the street into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. This is a FREE event and open to the public.

Monday, June 25: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host internet basics at 9:00 a.m. This class explores the very basics of the internet. Learn about web browsers, how to enter an internet address, and how to use a search engine. Please call 574-1771 to register.

Wednesday, June 27Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host booked for lunch to discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan at 1:00 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

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