LDC Reform Recommendations

Following the listening sessions and workshops hosted in the fall and winter of 2020, Planning & Design Services (PDS) staff introduced initial recommended changes to the LDC to the Planning Commission on February 4, 2021, with the public hearings and formal review of these amendments occurring on April 20, 2021. Six amendments, including accessory dwelling units and urban agriculture, were adopted by the Louisville Metro Council. Changes to the child care regulations (daycares) were also highlighted in the list of LDC Reform recommendations. Work began on these changes in the fall of 2021 and concluded with the adoption of changes on March 17, 2022.  Suburban cities with zoning authority may also independently review and consider the changes.

LDC Reform Recommendations

Staff is now moving forward with outreach and engagement on a collection of related recommendations. 

Process for Amendments

In addition to outreach and engagement on the LDC Reform, the Planning Commission will host public hearings and make recommendations regarding the new regulations to the Louisville Metro Council and small cities with zoning authority. Metro Council’s approval is required before any of the reforms can be implemented. Suburban cities with zoning authority – Anchorage, Douglass Hills, Graymoor-Devondale, Hurstbourne, Indian Hills, Jeffersontown, Lyndon, Middletown, Prospect, Shively, St. Matthews and St. Regis Park – must independently adopt the changes.

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