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File #: O-301-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2021 Final action: 7/29/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO TREES AND TREE CANOPY (19AMEND1003 AND ORDINANCE NO. 050, SERIES 2020).
Sponsors: Madonna Flood (D-24), Bill Hollander (D-9)
Attachments: 1. O-301-21 V.1 062421 Amend LDC Related to Trees.pdf, 2. ORD 099 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. ________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE METRO LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATING TO TREES AND TREE CANOPY (19AMEND1003 AND ORDINANCE NO. 050, SERIES 2020).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER MADONNA FLOOD AND COUNCIL MEMBER BILL HOLLANDER

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") passed Resolution 146, Series 2018 directing the Planning Commission to review the Land Development Code ("LDC") with regard to the preservation and planting of trees; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Committee of the Planning Commission conducted meetings on February 25, 2019, March 11, 2019, April 8, 2019, and May 28, 2019 and the Planning and Design Services staff held a series of community meetings to gather input regarding trees and tree canopies. Interested stakeholders from the real estate industry and members of the general public participated in these meetings and discussions; and
WHEREAS, Planning and Design Services staff has concluded that the proposed amendments are consistent with the applicable policies of Plan 2040;
WHEREAS, on July 24, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended that the Metro Council adopt the proposed revised regulations as set forth in its minutes;
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Committee of the Council held meetings on September 17, 2019, October 1, 2019, October 15, 2019, October 29, 2019, November 12, 2019, February 11, 2020, February 25, 2020 and March 10, 2020, and amended the proposed revised regulations;
WHEREAS, on April 23, 2020, Council enacted the proposed revised regulations with amendments made by the Planning and Zoning Committee in Ordinance 050, Series 2020 (the "Trees Ordinance");
WHEREAS, subsequent to the enactment of Trees Ordinance, there have been some implementation issues with respect to Section 10.1.4, specifically, with respect to documentation of the waiver, and
WHEREAS, Council wishes to amend the lang...

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