Old Jail Auditorium  
514 W. Liberty Street  
Louisville, KY 40202  
Louisville Metro Government  
Action Summary  
Board of Zoning Adjustment  
Monday, January 23, 2023  
1:00 PM  
Old Jail Auditorium  
Call To Order  
The following Board Members were present: Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart,  
Vozos and Howard  
The following Board Members were absent: Horton  
Approval Of Minutes  
1.  
A motion was made by Member Ford, seconded by Member Vozos that the  
January 9, 2023 BOZA minutes be approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Public Hearing  
2.  
Request:  
Appeal of an administrative decision regarding a zoning  
enforcement action.  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
East Whitney Avenue Appeal  
114 East Whitney Avenue  
Glen E. Kerns  
Appellant:  
Glen E. Kerns  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Harry B. O’Donnell IV  
Louisville Metro  
21 - Nicole George  
Chris French, Planning Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Ford to  
CONTINUE this case to the February 20, 2023 BOZA meeting due to the  
applicant being injured and not able to attend. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
3.  
Variances to permit attached signs mounted more than 25ft above  
grade  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Burdorf Building Sign Variances  
3939 Shelbyville Rd  
Owner:  
Burdorf Properties LLC  
Applicant:  
Signarama Northeast  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
9 - Andrew Owen  
Beth Jones, AICP, Planner II  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff that the  
variance from City of St. Matthews Development Code to allow three attached  
business signs to extend to a height of more than 25ft above ground (Article  
11.D.2.c.) be recommended to St. Matthews for approval. The vote was as  
follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
4.  
A variance to allow a fence in the front yard setback to exceed the  
maximum height.  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Princess Way Variance  
6000 Princess Way  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Silver Lining Investments, LLC  
Robert Thomas  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
23- Jeff Hudson  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Leanhart that  
the Variance from Land Development Code section 4.4.3.A.1.a.i to allow a  
fence in the front yard setback to exceed the maximum height allowance be  
denied. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford and Leanhart  
NO: Member Vozos  
ABSTAIN: Chair Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
5.  
A variance to encroach into the front yard setback (22-VARIANCE-  
0158) and a variance to encroach into the rear yard setback (22  
-VARIANCE-0160)  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Speedwash Car Wash  
4124 Shelbyville Road  
Owner/Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Speedwash 4124, LLC  
City of St. Matthews  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
9 - Bill Hollander  
Clara Schweiger, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Ford that the  
Variance of Chapter 6.4.C.2.e of the St. Matthews Development Code to allow  
a freestanding sign to encroach into the 15’ front yard setback and to be as  
close as 1’ from the right of way of Shelbyville Road for a variance of 14’.  
(22-VARIANCE-0158)  
and a Variance of Chapter 6.4.C.2.e of the St. Matthews Development Code to  
allow a service structure to encroach into the rear yard and to be as close as  
15’ from the rear property line for a variance of 10’ (22-VARIANCE-0160) be  
approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Member Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
6.  
A modified variance to allow a private yard area to be less than the  
required 30% of the area of the lot and a variance to allow a primary  
structure to encroach into the side yard setback.  
Peterson Avenue Variance  
Project Name:  
Location:  
321 S. Peterson Avenue  
Owner:  
Benjamin Brainard  
Applicant:  
Benjamin Brainard  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
9- Andrew Owen  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Ford, seconded by Member Leanhart that the  
Variance from the Land Development Code Table 5.2.2 to allow a primary  
structure to encroach into the side yard setback and a modified Variance from  
Land Development Code section 5.4.1.D.2 to allow a private yard area to be  
less than the required 30% of the area of the lot be approved. The vote was as  
follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSTAIN: Member Buttorff  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
7.  
A variance to exceed the maximum fence height and a variance to  
encroach into the rear yard setback.  
Bierhaus Variance  
Project Name:  
Location:  
1036 Bardstown Road  
Owner:  
Bierhaus, LLC  
Applicant:  
Rachel Harman  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
8 - Cassie Chambers Armstrong  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond that a  
Variance from the Land Development Code section 5.5.5.to allow an accessory  
structure to encroach into the rear yard setback and a Variance from Land  
Development Code section 4.4.3.A.1.b.i to allow a fence to exceed the  
maximum allowed height within a required rear yard be approved. The vote  
was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
8.  
A modified variance to allow a private yard area to be less than the  
required 30% of the area of the lot and a variance to allow an  
accessory use area to exceed the maximum depth.  
Pennsylvania Avenue Variance  
156 Pennsylvania Avenue  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Andrew Meredith  
Applicant:  
Andrew Meredith  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
9- Andrew Owen  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff that a  
Variance from the Land Development Code section 5.5.5.to allow an accessory  
structure to encroach into the rear yard setback and a Variance from Land  
Development Code section 4.4.3.A.1.b.i to allow a fence to exceed the  
maximum allowed height within a required rear yard be approved. The vote  
was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
9.  
Conditional Use Permit for short term rental of a dwelling unit that is  
not the primary residence of the host  
6th Street Short Term Rental  
940 S. 6th St.  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Jonathan Pacilio  
Applicant:  
Jonathan Pacilio  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Nick Pregliasco  
Louisville Metro  
6-Vacant  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Leanhart, seconded by Member Buttorff that  
the Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that is  
not the primary residence of the host in the TNZD and Traditional  
Neighborhood Form District be denied. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
10.  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that  
is not the primary residence of the host  
Sonoma Lane Short Term Rental  
3733 Sonoma Lane  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner/Applicant:  
Robert Hefferman - HPJ, LLC.  
Sandra Holmes  
Jurisdiction:  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Dan Seum Jr. - District 13  
Molly Clark, Planner II  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Buttorff that the  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that is the  
primary residence of the host in the R-5 Single Family Residential Zoning  
District and Neighborhood form district be approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
11.  
Conditional Use Permit for short term rental of a dwelling unit that is  
not the primary residence of the host  
Boyle Street Short Term Rental  
1240 Boyle Street  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Ken Sumner  
Applicant:  
Ken Sumner  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
6-Vacant  
Amy Brooks, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Leanhart, seconded by Member Vozos that the  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of a dwelling unit that is not  
the primary residence of the host in R-6 Multi-family zoning and Traditional  
Neighborhood Form District be approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
12.  
Conditional Use Permit for short term rental of a dwelling unit that is  
not the primary residence of the host.  
S. 1st Street Short Term Rental  
4332 S. 1st Street  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner/Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Christopher Allen  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
21 - Betsy Ruhe  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made Member Ford, seconded by Member Buttorff that the  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that is not  
the primary residence of the host in the R-5 Single Family Zoning District and  
Traditional Neighborhood Form District be denied. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
13.  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that  
is not the primary residence of the host  
Cross Hill Road Short Term Rental  
2309 Cross Hill Road  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner/Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Luke Neubauer  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
District 9 - Andrew Owen  
Chris French, AICP, Planning Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Ford that the  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that is not  
the primary residence of the host be approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Request:  
14.  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that  
is not the primary residence of the host  
Heatherbrook Drive Short Term Rental  
4412 Heatherbrook Drive  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner/Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Jordan Heil  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
District 26 - Brent Ackerson  
Molly Clark, Planner II  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond that  
Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit that is the  
primary residence of the host in the R-5 Single Family Residential Zoning  
District and Neighborhood form district be approved. The vote was as follows:  
YES: Members Bond, Buttorff, Ford, Leanhart, Vozos and Howard  
ABSENT: Member Horton  
Adjournment