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514 W. Liberty Street  
Louisville, KY 40202  
Louisville Metro Government  
Action Summary - Final  
Board of Zoning Adjustment  
Monday, September 12, 2022  
1:00 PM  
Online Via Webex  
4 -  
Present:  
Absent:  
Board Member Yani Vozos, Board Member Sharon Bond, Board Member Richard  
Buttorff, and Board Member Lula Howard  
2 - Board Member Brandt Ford, and Board Member Kim Leanhart  
Call To Order  
Approval Of Minutes  
1.  
Approval of the minutes of the August 29, 2022 Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting.  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Vozos, that the  
minutes from the meeting of the Board of Zoning Adjustment held on August  
29, 2022 be approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
Public Hearing  
2.  
Request:  
Modified Conditional Use Permit hearing in response to complaints  
related to excessive noise and explosions from the River Metals  
scrap metal processing facility  
Project Name:  
Location:  
River Metals Recycling  
2110 Metal Ln, 2045 River Rd, 2114 Metal Ln, 2300 Metal Ln, 2255  
Metal Ln, and 2601 River Green Cir.  
River Metals Recycling, Inc.  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Planning Director  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
4 - Jecorey Arthur  
Chris French, AICP, Planning and Design Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Vozos, that this  
case be continued to a February 2023 Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting,  
with a specific date to be determined, for further updates on the vibration  
study to be presented to the Board. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
Request:  
3.  
Variance to allow a deck to encroach into the side yard and front  
yard setbacks  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Hoertz Avenue Variance  
1314 Hoertz Avenue  
Owner/Applicant:  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Katrina Miller  
Cliff Ashburner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
15 - Kevin Triplett  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
requested Variance from Land Development Code Table 5.2.2 to allow an  
open unenclosed deck to encroach into the side yard and front yard setbacks  
be approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
4.  
Request:  
TO BE CONTINUED TO THE OCTOBER 17, 2022 BOZA  
MEETING - Variance to allow a private yard area to be less than the  
required 30% of the area of the lot  
Woodland Avenue Variance  
Project Name:  
Location:  
2328 Woodland Avenue  
Owner/Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Robert A. Harris  
Louisville Metro  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
6 - David James  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
case be continued to the October 17, 2022 Board of Zoning Adjustment  
meeting. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
Request:  
5.  
Variance to allow a fence to exceed 42 inches in height in the street  
side yard setback  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Powell Avenue Variance  
3646 Powell Avenue  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Louisville Crashpads, LLC  
Daniel Most  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
15 - Kevin Triplett  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Howard, that the  
request be approved. The motion failed by the following vote:  
2 - Vozos, and Howard  
2 - Bond, and Buttorff  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
No:  
Absent:  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
case be continued to the October 17, 2022 Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting  
to allow the applicant to present a survey and illustrations of the project. The  
vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
6.  
Request:  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Variances and Waivers  
1904 Frankfort Ave  
1904 Frankfort Ave  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Shree Hari Gopal 1007 LLC  
Shree Hari Gopal 1007 LLC  
Civil Design Inc.  
Louisville Metro  
9- Bill Hollander  
Julia Williams, AICP, Planning Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
case be continued to the October 17, 2022 Board of Zoning Adjustment  
meeting. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
7.  
Request:  
Project Name:  
Location:  
A Category 3 Development with Variances and Waivers  
Proposed Warehouse Addition for Beecher Terrace Phase IV  
1200 W Jefferson Street  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Louisville Metro Housing Authority  
Civil Design, INC  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Civil Design, INC.  
Louisville Metro  
4 - Jecorey Arthur  
Molly Clark, Planner II  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Vozos, that the  
requested Variance from Chapter 5.2.1.C.3 (22-VARIANCE-0055) for the front  
yard setback to exceed 15 ft from the right-of-way as shown on the  
development plan; AND the requested Variance from Chapter 5.2.1.C.6  
(22-VARIANCE-0056) to allow all corner lots within the Downtown Form District  
to NOT maintain a zero foot setback from the street wall for at least 50 feet  
from the intersection along each street, or the width of the lot, whichever is  
less, be approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested Waiver from 5.2.1.C.2 (22-WAIVER-0067) to not provide the required  
3 story street wall along all frontages of the proposed development, AND the  
requested Waiver from 5.8.1.C.1.B (22-WAIVER-0068) to not provide the  
required 84 inch wide sidewalks as shown on the development plan, be  
approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested Category 3 Development Plan be approved. The vote was as  
follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
Request:  
8.  
A Conditional Use Permit for a Private Institutional Use and  
Variances  
Project Name:  
Activity Center for Muslim Community Center and Islamic School of  
Louisville  
Location:  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
8215 Old Westport Road  
Islamic School of Louisville  
R. Scott Whitaker  
Representative:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Said Abussalem  
Louisville Metro  
7 - Paula McCraney  
Chris French, Planning & Design Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
requested Conditional Use Permit to allow a private institutional use be  
approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
requested Variance to allow a proposed addition to encroach within the  
required side and rear setback (22-VARIANCE-0115) – Table 5.3.2 AND a  
Variance to allow a proposed addition to be setback beyond the maximum  
setback requirement along Old Westport Road (22-VARIANCE-0115) – Table  
5.3.2, be approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
9.  
Request:  
Modified Conditional Use Permit for the expansion of a community  
center in the Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District (TNZD)  
Cabbage Patch Settlement House  
1421 S. 6th Street  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Cabbage Patch Settlement House  
Cabbage Patch Settlement House  
Louisville Metro  
6 - David James  
Joel Dock, AICP, Planning Coordinator  
A motion was made by Member Buttorff, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
requested Modified Conditional Use Permit for the expansion of a community  
center in the Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District (TNZD) be approved.  
The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
10.  
Request:  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Conditional use permit for Child Care Center (LDC 4.2.19)  
Sleepy Dreams Daycare  
4925 Applegrove lane  
Owner:  
Applicant:  
Gray Anchor Homes, LLC  
Amanda Fletcher  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
2 - Barbara Shanklin  
Joel Dock, AICP, Planning Coordinator  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Bond, that the  
requested Conditional Use Permit for Child Care Center (LDC 4.2.19) be  
approved. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
11.  
Request:  
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host  
Central Avenue Short Term Rental  
923 Central Avenue  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Helu Group, LLC  
Applicant:  
Ericka Bibb  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
3 - Keisha Dorsey  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host in the R-6 Multi-Family Zoning  
District and Traditional Neighborhood Form District be approved. The vote  
was as follows:  
3 - Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
1 - Vozos  
Yes:  
No:  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Absent:  
Request:  
12.  
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host  
Stoll Avenue Short Term Rental  
134 Stoll Avenue  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Rachel Ann Oittinen  
Applicant:  
Rachel Ann Oittinen  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
9 - Bill Hollander  
Chris French, Planning & Design Supervisor  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested Conditional Use Permit to allow short term rental of dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host in an R-5 zoning district and  
Traditional Neighborhood Form District be denied. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
13.  
Request:  
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host  
Taylor Avenue Short Term Rental  
1633 Taylor Avenue  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Brandon Cayot  
Applicant:  
Brandon Cayot  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
10 - Pat Mulvihill  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Bond, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested 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 Neighborhood Form District be denied. The vote was as follows:  
4 - Vozos, Bond, Buttorff, and Howard  
2 - Ford, and Leanhart  
Yes:  
Absent:  
Request:  
14.  
Conditional Use Permit to allow a short term rental of a dwelling unit  
that is not the primary residence of the host  
Terrier Lane Short Term Rental  
3500 Terrier Lane  
Project Name:  
Location:  
Owner:  
Michael Keith Kimble, Jr.  
Applicant:  
Michael Kimble  
Jurisdiction:  
Council District:  
Case Manager:  
Louisville Metro  
26 - Brent Ackerson  
Heather Pollock, Planner I  
A motion was made by Member Vozos, seconded by Member Buttorff, that the  
requested 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 Neighborhood Form District be approved. The vote was as follows:  
Adjournment  
The meeting adjourned at 6:32 p.m.