Shelby Park Neighborhood Project
Louisville Metro Government is embarking on a project to conduct a historic building survey of the Shelby Park Neighborhood and draft a National Register nomination to potentially list the neighborhood as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places—as long as the neighborhood wants it. Due to a mitigation related to a project subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Louisville Metro Government is required to spend $40,000 to hire a qualified preservation consultant to do this work as well as spend $20,000 to hire a qualified archaeologist to create a review and plan for Louisville’s urban archaeology. Louisville Metro Government staff and an informal advisory group, comprised of residents and business owners, selected Lord Aeck Sargent as the preservation consultant and Corn Island Archaeology as the archaeology consultant. The historic building survey is scheduled to begin in August 2021. The consultants will remain on the right of way and document every building.
Did you know the National Register does not place any restrictions on your property? You can still make changes!
Did you know that listing on the National Register has a potential economic benefit? The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the National Park Service both have a Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program that assists property owners in any renovations to a property.
Do you care about the history of the Shelby Park Neighborhood and its future? You can be involved and help shape this project. Please contact us today!
For more information, contact Savannah Darr by phone at (502) 574-5705.
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