Planning and Zoning Committee to hold special public hearing on the BAE Systems’ Warehouse Expansion

January 07, 2021

Louisville- The Louisville Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a special public hearing on the Revised Detailed District Development Plan for the BAE Systems’ Warehouse Expansion on Tuesday, January 12th, beginning at 11:00am.

“This hearing is being conducted to give the public a chance to speak for or against on this project,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24), who chairs the committee. “It is important that the committee hear all sides before deciding on this project.”

The BAE Systems’ Warehouse is at 105 Rochester Drive.

“Today’s participation in the land use process is vital for shaping the neighborhoods of tomorrow.  We look forward to hearing from the community about development plans in the Southside neighborhood,” says Councilwoman Nicole George (D-21).

The special hearing will be conducted in the following format:

 

  • The applicant’s representative and other persons in support of the application shall have a total of no more than 20 minutes for their remarks.

 

  • Persons opposed to the application shall have a total of no more than 25 minutes to offer comments on the proposal.

 

  • Rebuttal by the applicant shall be allotted no more than 5 minutes.

 

  • During a person’s time to speak, she or he may ask questions of any prior adverse speaker or government employee present who has reviewed the case. Each speaker must remain available for questioning by adverse parties; if not, his or her testimony will not be considered.

 

Because of COVID-19, the hearing is virtual and will be conducted using WebEx. Anyone interest in speaking must sign up with the Metro Council Clerk’s Office before January 11th. To see how to sign up and learn more about how the meeting will be conducted go to the Metro Council Clerk’s Webpage at: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk.

This special meeting will be held as a video teleconference under KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150. Members have the option of participating virtually from remote locations, or in person from the Metro Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.

Under a declaration issued by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to slow the spread of COVID-19, public access to Historic City Hall has been limited.  In collaboration with the President’s Office, the City Hall entrance on 6th Street is locked with limited building access. A sign is posted on the door to call the on-duty security guard desk for approved entry.

Because of, and under, this directive, the Louisville Metro Council’s Committee meetings will be open to the public through remote access only. 

          The public may watch the proceedings live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99.  Proceedings may also be streamed live from the Metro Council Clerk’s Archived Media page at http://louisville.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

 

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