At the Cherokee Triangle Association Trustee Meeting on Monday, March 16, many people expressed concerns over the proposed extended 4 a.m. liquor license for America The Diner to be located at 814 Cherokee Rd. next to Church of the Advent.

Church of the Advent has organized a letter writing campaign in opposition to the granting of this liquor license and is soliciting letters from other concerned residents. Letters should be sent no later than April 1, 2015.

More information on the campaign including addresses and talking points can be found by clicking on the link below.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Rodes City Run

6:30 am – 11 am
Broadway from Brook Street to Second Street

7 am – 11 am
Broadway from Fifth Street to Second Street (Fifth Street will remain open northbound)
Third Street will be open to cross traffic until 7:30 am

7:45 am – 11 am
Broadway from Brook Street to Baxter Avenue

8 am – 11 am
Baxter Avenue from Jefferson Street to Breckinridge Street
Cherokee Road from Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
Grinstead Drive from Cherokee Road to Lexington Road
Lexington Road from Grinstead Drive to Liberty Street/Chestnut Street
Liberty Street from Lexington Road to Chestnut Street

No Parking Areas
4:30 am – 11:30 am
Broadway from Fifth Street to Baxter Avenue
Cherokee Road from Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
Grinstead Drive from Cherokee Road to Lexington Road
Chestnut Street from Liberty Street to Broadway

Now Accepting 2015 Applications for New Trustees
Applications are due April 13, 2015

Click here for 2015 Trustee Application

Cherokee Triangle Association Board of Trustees Election Process

Six trustee seats are elected to the Board of the Cherokee Triangle Association (CTA) each year.  Each board member shall serve a 3-year term. You must be a current or Lifetime dues paying member of the CTA to be eligible.  You are encouraged to attend at least one CTA meeting prior to submitting your application.

If there are more applications than open seats, applicants will be listed on a ballot that will be mailed to each dues-paying association member.  One ballot per household should be returned to the CTA office at PO Box 4306, Louisville, KY 40204 or will also be received at the annual meeting where the counting of the ballots will take place.  Votes submitted by FAX are not be valid. The annual meeting will be held at the Highlands – Shelby Park Branch Library at the Mid City Mall at the regular May CTA meeting  starting at 7:00 p.m.  Newly elected Board members are expected to attend the next meeting.

Basic Board Responsibilities

Board meetings are held at the library in the Mid City Mall at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month except July and December.  Trustees are encouraged to attend all meetings, if at all possible.  Should a Trustee need to miss a meeting, notification to the secretary should be made as soon as possible.  Three consecutive unexcused absences warrant dismissal from the Board.

Trustees are expected to serve on at least one committee and are encouraged to chair one.  Committees include:  Alleys, Art Fair, Attorneys Group, By-laws and Resolutions, Concerts, External Affairs (city & county liaison, other neighborhood associations, police, utilities, public relations), Financial Affairs, Neighborhood Preservation & Development, Newsletter, and Nominating.

Our main fundraiser is the annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, which is always held the weekend before Derby.  Occasionally a Cherokee Triangle resident is willing and able to allow the CTA to host a cocktail party in their home.  Trustees are expected to participate in these events.

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Planning Commission Hearing on the Willow Grande
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Old Jail Building Auditorium
514 W. Liberty Street
Wear Red to show your opposition!

Here are the facts:
The Willow Grande is once again back before the Planning Commission, this time to address the 13 waivers and variances from the Louisville Metro Land Development Code that would be required to build such an oversized building in the Cherokee Triangle.

Jefferson Development has reduced the building from 17 to 15 stories. This has reduced the overall height of the building by a whopping 11.83 Feet to 201.67 feet. This is a 164.67 foot variance from what the Land Development Code allows. This variance alone, not to mention the additional 12 waivers and variances, make it very clear that the Willow Grande, as proposed, is just TOO BIG. It is STILL too tall from top to bottom and too wide from side to side. This is not merely a subjective opinion, it is written in the city’s Land Development Code.

While Cherokee Triangle Association has no problem with replacing The Bordeaux, we firmly believe that it should be replaced with something whose mass and scale fit with the character of the neighborhood, not a massive monolith whose imposing size would negatively affect the residences for blocks around the structure.

The Planning Commission has the ultimate say on the 13 waivers and variances. If they do not approve them the project cannot move forward. The Planning Commission voted 8-1 in our favor in the zoning case, only to be overturned by the Metro Council, who blatantly chose to ignore the diligent and thoughtful work of our city’s planning professionals.

We need your help! The Planning Commission needs to hear your voice. They need to know that in spite of the Metro Council’s zoning decision, size STILL matters. They need to hear that we have not worked hard for more than 50 years to protect the unique character and livability of the Cherokee Triangle to have a single monolithic structure destroy and forever change that character for hundreds of our neighbors.

Please join us for the hearing of February 25. You can also send a letter or email to the Planning Commission via the case manager Julia Williams at Julia.Williams@louisvilleky.gov. Letters should be sent by USPS to Julia Williams, Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services, 444 South 5th St. Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202.

Remember — Size Matters. Stay True to the Triangle.

The Winter 2014 Cherokee Triangle Association Newsletter is now available to view online.

Click here to view – Cherokee Triangle Newsletter – Winter 2014

Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal Available
Drop-off sites will recycle trees into mulch that citizens can take home

Metro Solid Waste Management will again this year offer curbside pickup of Christmas Trees to residents of the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries).

Beginning Friday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags.

Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville residents at three locations.

Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees in to mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use.
Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. This mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off.
Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.
Christmas tree vendors may recycle their unsold trees on Friday, December 26 ONLY, and only at the Hubbard’s Lane site.

East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
Waste Reduction Center – 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.)
December 26, 27 30 and 31
January 2 and 3
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Solid waste services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:
Garbage/yard waste/recycling
There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 or New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1 within in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). There will also be no junk/bulk waste collection in either week entirely.
Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Thursday will have service instead on Friday, December 26 and Friday, January 2. The regular Friday collection for both weeks will be delayed until Saturday.
Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies for their holiday collection schedules.
Staffed Recycling Centers
These centers will be closed Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1.
East District Public Works Yard
595 N. Hubbards Lane
Metro Parks Landscaping
9300 Whipps Mill Road
Southwest Government Center
7219 Dixie Highway
Central Government Center
7201 Outer Loop
Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue
This facility will be closed Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1.

HAZ BIN Hazardous Waste Facility 7501 Grade Lane
Open normal hours Wednesdays & Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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