Welcome to Louisville’s land use projects’ page. This site is dedicated to posting information about the land use initiatives and land development requests currently in review. Please note the plan sets, application details and other information posted is PRELIMINARY and will likely change prior to the public hearings. Please refer to the meeting packets for the City Council and its advising Boards and Commissions for FINAL draft of project information being discussed at the public hearing. All final packet information is posted on the City’s web-site prior to the scheduled public hearing. Meeting packets are generally posted to the site the Friday prior to the meeting and always at least 72-hours prior to the meeting.
|Active Planning Initiatives
|Submitted Land Development Requests
|Regulations and Reference Materials
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State and federal courts have characterized certain actions by cities as legislative and others as “quasi-judicial.” The Louisville City Council and its advising Boards and Commissions MUST follow special open government due process rules for quasi-judicial actions to ensure a fair hearing is provided. In addition, the City Charter requires City Boards and staff follow additional rules regarding ethics, open and accessible government. These include:
- The City must provide advance notice and a reasonable opportunity for anyone to speak at and present evidence and argument at the hearing;
- The City must make a record of the proceeding (minutes), including all information that is considered in making a decision. The City will collect letters; e-mail messages and documents submitted before the hearing and will include them in the record of the hearing. If there is an appeal of the Council’s decision, the reviewing court will look to see if evidence in the record supports the Council’s decision; and,
- When the matter being considered is "quasi-judicial”, City Council and its recommending boards and commission members MUST NOT consider any information received outside the public hearing (this is called “ex parte” communication), so everyone has a fair opportunity to hear the evidence and argument at the public hearing. This need and desire for a fair hearing is the reason City Council and board and commission member review land use or other quasi-judicial applications cannot discuss the application outside of the meeting.
For more information about any project or the planning process, please contact the Planning Department (303.335.4592).