Save the Belknap School and Hold the Belknap Condo Developers to their word!
By signing this petition, I AGREE that:
1) The developer’s plan to pave over the remaining green/open space at the Belknap School and replace it with parking lots is inappropriate and unacceptable. I do not believe that removing the old schoolyard that is inherent to the history of this local landmark is a good plan. As part of the Land Development Code Chapter 10, the city and the Belknap neighborhood are working hard to make our city more “green” and eliminating this open space full of grass, trees, and shrubs is not conducive to a healthy landscape, both environmentally and scenically. The Belknap School and its grounds are truly one of a kind and not only add character to the Belknap neighborhood, but history, beauty, and a source of nature.
2) Binding element #2 on the Belknap School property should remain as is. Binding element #2 states “The density of the development shall not exceed 18 dwelling units per acre (39 units on 2.154 acres).” I do not believe the developer should be allowed to break this binding element and increase the number of units on this property because it goes against the premise of putting this binding element in place. This binding element is bound to the land and was put in place to remain binding to the land. In addition, changing or eliminating this binding element would negatively impact the following: Overall density of the space; Safe and efficient vehicular and pedestrian transportation within this high traffic area (Lakeside, Kroger alley at Wrocklage); The provision of sufficient open space with the proposed elimination of green space for parking (see item 1, above); And the overall compatibility of the proposed site design and land use with both the original Belknap Condo Development Plan and with the Belknap Neighborhood Plan.
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Belknap Condo Developer’s Proposed Changes to the Belknap School grounds:
Belknap School on the National Register of Historic Places:
Belknap School is a Louisville Landmark:
About the Belknap School:
Belknap Neighborhood Plan:
Louisville’s Heat Island:
Louisville Land Development Code – Chapter 10, Part 5, Open Space Standards:
More about Binding Elements: