LDC Reform Upcoming Outreach and Engagement
Outreach and engagement for the LDC Reform in 2024 remains focused on equitable approaches to guide recommended changes. The Office of Planning will continue the Zoning Matters: Conversations with a City Planner series at the Louisville Free Public Library and will introduce two new engagement series. The first is a free “Planning 101” course, which aims to educate and inform community members about various aspects of planning in Metro government and beyond. The second is a quarterly series of Open Studio Discussions held in partnership with the Urban Design Studio, related to relevant and trending topics in planning and design. Learn more about each series and review the schedule below, which will be updated throughout the year.
In addition to the general outreach programs above, the Office of Planning will continue to offer opportunities to learn and engage on specific topics related to LDC Reform. In 2024, LDC Reform efforts will be focused on Middle Housing, modular & factory built housing, and EZ-1 zoning. Engagement opportunities, including meetings, workshops, and walking tours, will be regularly updated throughout the year. More details and a schedule can be found below.
To learn more about completed Outreach and Engagement, visit the main LDC Reform page.
Map of Outreach and Engagement Opportunities
A map of opportunities to participate in the LDC Reform in 2024 is available here:
Zoning Matters: Conversations with a City Planner
The Office of Planning continues to host public conversations at branches of the Louisville Free Public Library. This open forum allows community members to talk about their neighborhoods, ongoing development, and ask questions about the the city's Land Development Code Reform or other planning and zoning activities. Through conversation in these spaces, both planners and community members can take away a greater understanding of why zoning matters to us all.
Conversations will be offered on Tuesdays from 3 - 7 p.m. City Planners will be available to answer questions about zoning (what is zoning? why does it matter?) and discuss the ongoing LDC Reform, including Middle Housing. We want to hear about your neighborhood and discuss what the Reform means for you! The date and location for each conversation is provided below:
- Library Branch and Date
Conversations take place on Tuesdays from 3 - 7 PM
- Southwest Regional March 5, 2024
- Crescent Hill March 19, 2024
- Northeast Regional April 16, 2024
- Western May 7, 2024
- Fairdale May 21, 2024
- Main Library June 4, 2024
- Shawnee June 18, 2024
- Iroquois July 30, 2024
- South Central August 13, 2024
- Bon Air August 27, 2024
- Newburg September 10, 2024
- Shively September 24, 2024
Please view and share the flyer for these events here:
Read a summary of the previous series by clicking the buttons below:
Zoning Matters - 2023 Summary
In partnership with the Office of Planning
The Urban Design Studio began hosting Open Studio conversations in 2021, to engage interested professionals and community members in informal conversations about the way our city functions and opportunities for improvement. Each Open Studio is focused on a specific subject, covering a broad range of planning and design topics. Open Studios will be held quarterly in 2024, in partnership with the Office of Planning. To learn more about previous Open Studio events and view upcoming dates, visit the Urban Design Studio website.
The Office of Planning will host a free "Planning 101" series in the second half of 2024. The goal of the series is to educate and inform community members about the basics of planning and zoning, including an introduction to the Land Development Code and development process. More information about this series will be posted here as it becomes available.