Urban County Council To Vote On Neighborhood's Historical Status

The Fayette Urban County Council will vote Thursday on whether a Lexington neighborhood will be considered historical.

The Chevy Chase, Hollywood Terrace area is up for consideration.

Some people who own homes there held a protest against the proposal.

They say if the neighborhood becomes historic, they wouldn't be able to make changes to their homes without getting the city's permission first.


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  • by Karen Location: Chevy Chase on Jun 28, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    I am unaware that there is a move to make homes in Chevy Chase designated as historical. I have lived in Chevy Chase for 12 years and am surprised by this proposal. I strongly oppose the proposal to make Chevy Chase "historical".
  • by jane Location: ky on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:40 AM
    Who wants the historic designation if the people in charge of it are out of control and power mad? This is the flip side of trying to make someone tear down a nearly finished addition because it doesn't fit their idea of appropriate. Oh, and then there was the guy on High Street whose dry stone wall didn't fit their criteria. Nevermind that both houses were about to fall down before someone came along and gave them a chance at new life. Oh, and then there is the guy on Richmond road whose house still sports red, white and blue jack posts fifteen years after his run in with them over square or round posts on his porch (I like his style, jack posts are round). The reality is that these are not museum pieces, nor are their owners curators. If you don't allow them some leeway to reinterpret the structures for modern usage, these structures will be abandoned for less troublesome buildings. Is that what we really want: to see these buildings abandoned and falling in but still original? Better that they are well maintained and lived in, and have slight changes that don't change the overall nature of the place. Meantime, I don't blame the Hollywood Terrace folks for not wanting to give the city the right to tell them how to maintain their homes.

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