Preservation District Design Guidelines: Important to Understand Them!

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Preservation District Design Guidelines: Important to Understand Them!

Click here CTA Owners Handbook 2017  to get our Handbook.  Download and save for future reference.  The Preservation District Design Guidelines  help preserve the historic character of the Triangle.

All Cherokee Triangle property is located in a designated local preservation district.  All exterior changes including repairs, additions, garages or other outbuildings, demolition, fences, decks, sidewalks, major landscaping, etc. are covered by the  Guidelines.  The Guidelines are administered and enforced by Louisville Metro Government.  Failure to comply with the Guidelines can result in Stop Orders, fines, or required remedial action.

Before you undertake any exterior work or employ contractors, refer to our Handbook to determine how and what you must do to conform to the Preservation Design Guidelines.  This includes when and how you must get approval (a “COA”) from the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission, its staff, or the Cherokee Triangle Architectural Review Committee. A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is likely to be required for any significant change or addition; in that case No Work can start without a COA, nor will required permits be issued without one.

The Handbook is a quick reference  by Type of Work, to what is not allowed, what kind of work and material does not require prior approval, what can be reviewed and approved at Landmarks staff level, and what requires ARC review and approval.  Telephone and website links for the Landmarks and Preservation site are provided along with illustrations of the principal architectural styles in the Triangle.

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