Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Planning & Design Services (PDS) serves as staff to several boards, commissions, and committees that are responsible for the oversight of varying land use and architectural design applications, based on the type and location of the proposal.  
 
2020 Public Meeting Calendar

Louisville Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment

The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) was established pursuant to Chapter 100 of Kentucky Revised Statutes and Section 32.850 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances. The Board reviews and acts upon applications related to conditional use permits, dimensional variances, and changes to nonconforming uses in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County (excluding within the City of Jeffersontown, which has established its own Board). In addition, the Board hears appeals of administrative decisions related to the Land Development Code.

The Board typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month in the Old Jail Auditorium, located at 514 W. Liberty Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Louisville Metro Planning Commission 

The Planning Commission was established pursuant to Chapter 100 of Kentucky Revised Statutes and Section 32.840 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances. The Commission reviews and acts upon applications related to zoning changes, subdivisions, and waivers to zoning requirements in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County. In addition, the Commission makes recommendations to the legislative bodies concerning the comprehensive plan and zoning requirements.

The Commission typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month in the Old Jail Auditorium, located at 514 W. Liberty Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m. If you would like a public hearing to be held in the evening at the regular downtown location, please click here for the application. If you would like a public hearing to be held in the evening at a location other than downtown, please click here for the application. 

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The Commission has the following subcommittees:
  • Land Development & Transportation Committee: Reviews zoning changes and subdivisions. Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the Old Jail Auditorium, located at 514 W. Liberty Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Development Review Committee: Reviews development proposals. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the Old Jail Auditorium, located at 514 W. Liberty Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Planning Committee: Reviews development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan per KRS 100, currency of various implementation measures (zoning & subdivision regulations, small area & neighborhood plans, and capital improvement programming), agency goals and objectives, annual & multiyear work programs, and any other land use and development policy document. Meets as needed. 
  • Policies & Procedures Committee: Reviews the practices of the Planning Commission and of PDS staff. Meets as needed.

Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission

The Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission was established pursuant to Chapter 32 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances. The Commission reviews and acts upon applications related to historic preservation, including applications to establish local preservation districts and individual landmarks. In addition, the Commission makes recommendations to Metro Council concerning the preservation ordinance and guidelines.

The Commission typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Old Jail Auditorium, located at 514 W. Liberty Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

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The Commission oversees the following Architectural Review Committees:
  • Butchertown
  • Cherokee Triangle
  • Clifton
  • Limerick
  • Old Louisville
  • Parkland
  • West Main Street
  • Individual Landmarks

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Design Overlay Committees

In Louisville Metro, there are Overlay Committees for each of the three Design Overlay Districts: Downtown Development Review Overlay District (DDRO), Bardstown Road / Baxter Avenue Corridor Review Overlay District (BROD), and NuLu Review Overlay District (NROD). The Committees act upon applications for development activity within the districts to certify compliance with the applicable Guidelines. 

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Interested in serving on a Board, Commission, or Committee?

Interested in speaking about a case during a Board or Commission meeting?

If so, please contact the case manager of the specific case about which you would like to speak. If you do not know the case manager of the specific case, please contact PDS at (502)574-6230. If you know the case number or address of the property for the case, you can find the case manager and case documents at our public Permitting Portal.