Councilman wants to bring live entertainment to Old Louisville

Published: Jan. 27, 2011 at 7:13 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM EST
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Councilman David James
Councilman David James

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Metro Council member is hoping to bring new life to Old Louisville. Councilman David James held a press conference Jan. 27 proposing a review of zoning laws for Old Louisville involving live entertainment.

James says it is an effort to promote economic development in the neighborhood. He wants the planning commission to modernize the zoning district law to legally allow live entertainment at businesses.

"It's a very vibrant, thriving place," said James (D-District 6). They want the support systems that other neighborhoods have; such has neighborhood pubs and restaurants that have entertainment that they can walk to."

According to James, the business owners and residents of the area want to see it happen, but in a way that would allow a peaceful co-existence. James says they are trying to find a way to make that happen.

The resolution received its first reading before the Metro Council Thursday night and now moves on to the council's Planning and Zoning Committee for a thorough review.

James says there are discussions underway with grocery chains about moving into the former Winn-Dixie location in the 1100 block of S.  Fourth, just north of Oak Street. He would not name the grocers considering the site.

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