Chevy Chase Historic Status Defeated

After a tense meeting that went into the early morning hours, the Urban County Council decided not to give a Lexington neighborhood historic status.

The debate centered on the Hollywood Terrace in the Chevy Chase area.

Some people living in the neighborhood didn't want an H-1 zoning because that would require them to get approval from a board to make any changes to their homes.

The zoning issue can be brought back up at anytime.

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  • by Jack Location: Hollywood Terrace on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:13 AM
    Can't wait to set out my new lawn ornaments! Them plastic deer look real!
  • by RS Location: Ashland Park on Jul 1, 2007 at 08:21 PM
    Too bad we can't just depend on good taste to prevail. Look at the warts added to these charming homes and you'll see it's not going to happen. Do it cheap and quick is the mantra. Who needs a historically-sensitive plan? That costs too much! Right? The real costs are in the loss of the charm to those with tacky add ons and high privacy fences.
  • by Don Location: Ashland park on Jun 29, 2007 at 09:14 PM
    I am a renovation restoration contractor in the Lexington region for many years, and have seen too many renovation decisions made by workmen who can't match their socks, and although I don't like to have to have an authority looking over my shoulder, It would be much better for the public good and beauty to have any and all changes in building design and landscape, made by those who are well qualified in those areas. It's a bit like dropping a granade under one's own feet, as per not having the freedom to just: Git R done! but it will be appreciated for eons to come to be able to enjoy the beauty preserved by someone who had sense enough to preserve the beauty we have.
  • by Anonymous Location: Frankfort on Jun 29, 2007 at 04:49 PM
    If anyone owns a property, whatever is done to it should be the OWNER'S CHOICE. If it wound up at H-1, I think LEXINGTON should be required to BUY ALL THE PROPERTIES!!!
  • by JR Location: Lex on Jun 29, 2007 at 04:20 PM
    While the intentions of an H-1 zoning may have been good, we have all heard too many horror stories about those who will then yield the power over our house and will become so ever demanding. If I want new shutters, new roof, new front door or a new flowerbed in my front yard, I should not have to address my issues to those control power freaks. I was turned off by these people many years ago, I remain so. Only an absolute idiot would demand that a person build a flat roof on their house because it is "historic" and keeping with what was supposed to be.
  • by whiebass Location: Richmond on Jun 29, 2007 at 04:05 PM
    What, no velvet Elvis!
  • by Jack Location: Hollywood Terrace on Jun 29, 2007 at 12:08 PM
    HaHaHa!!! We Won!!!! Here come the plastic pink flamingos!!!!


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