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ARC - Architectural Review Committee - This committee reviews recommendations made by the Landmarks Commission.

BOZA Board of Zoning Adjustment. Responsible for approval of CUPs. 502-574-6230 , 444 S. 5th ST., Louisville, Ky. 40202 Go to: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Board+of+Zoning+Adjustment.htm 

CORNERSTONE 2020 - Cornerstone 2020 represents the vision of Louisville and Jefferson County, brought into focus by hundreds of citizens whose labor over seven years (from 1993-2000) produced a plan for a more livable, attractive, mobile, efficient and environmentally sensitive community. Go to: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Cornerstone+2020.htm 

CUP Conditional Use Permit: A documented authorization to use a house (property) within Old Louisville, specifically the TNZD, for a purpose other than Single Family Dwelling. A CUP may be obtained by approval through two committees: LANDMARKS & BOZA

HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION- Responsible for preservation of the Historic District Landmarks members are available to assist the homeowner in making changes that meet landmarks requirements. Go to: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Historic+Landmarks+and+Preservation+Districts+Commission.htm 

IPL - INSPECTIONS, PERMITS AND LICENSES - The Department of Inspections, Permits and Licenses (IPL) issues permits and performs inspections for property owners, business owners, and contractors who own property, build new construction or do renovation on older buildings GO TO: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/ipl/ 

LOJIC - The Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) represents a multi-agency effort to build and maintain a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) to serve all of Louisville Metro, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Present LOJIC participants include the Louisville Metro Government, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) and the Louisville Water Company. All participants are sharing the cost and effort involved in the full development and successful implementation of LOJIC. LOJIC currently has a staff of 12 employees. Go to: http://www.lojic.org/about/index.htm 

OLCC - Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce - Comprised of companies in the Old Louisville area to represent the business and professional interests of Old Louisville. Go to: http://www.oldlouisvillechamber.com/ 

Old Louisville Journal - A monthly summary of News and Events in Old Louisville sent by mail to members of the various Old Louisville Neighborhood Associations. - published by OLIC Inc.a 501c3 corporation. Go to : www.oldlouisville.com  and click on Old Louisville Journal.

OLIC Old Louisville Information Center located in Central Park. 1340 South Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40208 - 502-635-5244 or email olnc@bellsouth.net  Hours are Tuesday-Friday 1PM-5PM Go to: http://www.oldlouisville.org/ 

OLNC Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is a team of representatives from Old Louisville Neighborhood Associations and other interested parties, led by elected officers. This group leads discussions of various issues related to Old Louisville. The group meets monthly at OLIC, typically (but not always) on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Email them at olnc@bellsouth.net .

OLCDC -The Old Louisville Community Development Corporation has been established to help develop and support businesses in the Old Louisville area. They developed the Oak Street Charrette. Go to: http://www.olcdc.com/ 

PARC - Park Authorit of River City - Provides public parking to serve existing needs and future demands. PARC coordinates with the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) programs that will improve circulation throughout Louisville. They oversee the Parking Permit Zoning District.Go to: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PARC/ 

PIC Property Improvement Committee: A committee of elected officers and representatives from the various Old Louisville Neighborhood Associations who promote property improvements in Old Louisville. This committee meets monthly at OLIC, typically (but not always)on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

RPPP - Residential Parking Permit Program (for Old Louisville) - See PARC - Go to: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PARC/RPPP.htm 

Single Family Dwelling - A home used as a primary residence for one family. The home may have up to three families legally, with one apartment on the third floor (if the home has is a third floor) , and one in a carriage house (if there is a carriage house on the property). No more than 3 families may reside in a Single Family Dwelling.

TNZD Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District. The area marked roughly by the river to the north, 9th Street / 6th Street to the west, Uof L to South and I - 65 to East where occupants voted, in 1983, to invoke a traditional neighborhood zone. Within this zone, all residences are to be used for single family dwellings except those which a CUP. Any building grandfathered with rights to operate as other than a single family dwelling, left unoccupied for a period of 12 months or longer, or otherwise converted from the grandfathered purpose, shall revert to the current zoning- single family dwelling. Go to:http://www.oldlouisvillechamber.com/tnzd/ 

ZALU Zoning and Land Use Committee: A committee of elected officers and residents (basically whoever shows up for the meetings is considered a part of the committee). This committee makes recommendations to governing bodies regarding use permits (CUPs) being considered & other zoning issues. This committee also hears plans for new businesses in the area, proposed changes to existing buildings and architectural and landscape changes the Old Louisville and surrounding areas. Kevin McFadden is the current president. This committee meets monthly at OLIC, typically (but not always) on the first Thursday of the month.

 

 

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