28.2.19

Let Your Voice Be Heard Regarding the City's Pension Related Tax Increase Proposal

The Metro Council Budget Committee is hosting two public hearings in which Louisville residents are urged to offer input to the process of deciding how to respond to the city's state pension related budget crisis--additional funding through an increased insurance tax, or cutbacks in basic services.

To speak at one of the public hearings, sign up in person beginning at 5 p.m. and no later than 6:30 p.m. Speakers are called in order of signup and have up to three minutes to make comments. Written testimony may also be submitted during the hearings. Both hearings will be held in City Hall on the Third Floor at 601 W Jefferson Street.

Speakers may use the Sixth Street entrance to City Hall. Individuals needing assistance may enter City Hall from the Jefferson Street entrance.

Public Hearing Schedule

Thursday, February 28 6 p.m.
Monday, March 4 6 p.m.

There are also two regular Budget Committee meetings before a decision is made next month. You may also contact Metro Council before the hearings and meetings.

Budget Committee Meetings

Thursday, February 28 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 4:30 p.m.

Here are the email addresses for each of the 26 Metro Council District Council people:

District 1: Jessica.Green@louisvilleky.gov
District 2: Barbara.Shanklin@louisvilleky.gov
District 3: Keisha.Dorsey@louisvilleky.gov
District 4: Barbara.SextonSmith@louisvilleky.gov
District 5: Donna.Purvis@louisvilleky.gov
District 6: David.James@louisvilleky.gov
District 7: Paula.McCraney@louisvilleky.gov
District 8: Brandon.Coan@louisvilleky.gov
District 9: Bill.Hollander@louisvilleky.gov
District 10: Patrick.Mulvihill@louisvilleky.gov
District 11: Kevin.Kramer@louisvilleky.gov
District 12: Rick.Blackwell@louisvilleky.gov
District 13: Mark.Fox@louisvilleky.gov
District 14: Cindi.Fowler@louisvilleky.gov
District 15: Kevin.Triplett@louisvilleky.gov
District 16: Scott.Reed@louisvilleky.gov
District 17: Markus.Winkler@louisvilleky.gov
District 18: Marilyn.Parker@louisvilleky.gov
District 19: Anthony.Piagentini@louisvilleky.gov
District 20: Stuart.Benson@louisvilleky.gov
District 21: Nicole.George@louisvilleky.gov
District 22: Robin.Engel@louisvilleky.gov
District 23: James.Peden@louisvilleky.gov
District 24: Madonna.Flood@louisvilleky.gov
District 25: David.Yates@louisvilleky.gov
District 26: Brent.Ackerson@louisvilleky.gov

18.2.19

1137 Mulberry Property Update

Last year, plans were presented to the neighborhood for a new mixed-use building at the corner of Texas and Mulberry Streets - 1137 Mulberry Street. Concept Architects, the group behind the Germantown Chiropractic building on Milton Street, is heading the development.

The camelback shotgun on the property will be demolished and a new structure will take its place, however, the plans for the new structure have been the center of debate.

Original plans showed a three-story building with space for retail, a possible yoga/pilates studio, apartments, and/or short term rentals.



After concerns that the building was too large and did not fit within the aesthetics of the neighborhood, the firm made revisions to their initial plans.

Dan Spitler with Concept Architects, representing building owner Eric Carrico, attended the February SACC board meeting to present the most updated renderings of the project.

The updated renderings now reflect a two-story building, as opposed to the originally proposed three, as well as more stonework and less glazing on the lower level.



The building's proposed use would be shared office space on the first floor and short term rentals on the second (the plans show a total of three short term rentals, each with their own balcony).

There would be no parking on the property. Since the property sits on the corner, there are five eligible spaces for the property on the street. Those 5 spaces fulfill the parking requirement for the structure, according to the city.




After the board's discussion, Mr. Spitler emailed the following list of comments and concerns he had taken away:
  • Add more street trees, and perhaps a tree or two in the easement
  • Reduce the overhang at the balconies
  • Start a conversation about materials/colors/aesthetics.  The committee offered to assign 1-2 people to consult with us as a focus group.
  • Discuss some general guidelines for operation of the AirBNB’s and the We-work.  For the AirBNB, quiet hours and max occupancies for each unit.  For the We-work, hours of operation.
  • Some of the attendees wanted to know if the conference room in the We work would be available to rent by the general local public.  
Mr. Spitler also added, "We are looking forward to working with you and the neighborhood to make this a successful project."

While the details are not finalized, the project will be moving forward with the new concept. There will not be additional public meetings held to gather public input on the project.

If you would like to submit comments for the project, email info@conceptarcs.com.


5.2.19

February Newsletter

Trees, massages, master gardeners, and the history of Emerson Park...it's all in the February edition of the SACC Newsletter.

Click here to read all about it!

23.1.19

January Newsletter

As we enter into a new year with new faces on our board, we wanted to use the January SACC newsletter as an opportunity to get to know your representatives on the 2019 Schnitzelburg Area Community Council.

Click here to read the January newsletter and to meet your SACC board. 

We hope you get to meet us in person soon, especially at one of our upcoming events. As always, feel free to send us a message any time at schnitzelburg@yahoo.com.

Hope your new year is off to a fantastic start!

3.12.18

December Newsletter

Click here for the December SACC Newsletter!


In the newsletter, you will meet our 2018 #1 Citizen, Bonnie Koestel! Congratulations to Bonnie and we thank her for her continued service to the Schnitzelburg community.

Bonnie pictured with Mayor Greg Fischer and SACC President Ron Bolton

Also, congratulations to the 4 new board members the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council will be welcoming in 2019! these board members were elected by members in good standing at the annual November meeting. We'll give you a more formal introduction to these outstanding individuals in the coming weeks.

8.11.18

November Newsletter + #1 Citizen Dinner

Click here for the November SACC Newsletter!

We hope you join us tonight, November 8th for the 53rd Annual #1 Citizen Dinner at St. E's cafeteria at 5:30 pm.

Keeping with tradition, we'll be serving a German-style meal prepared by Klaus Riedelsheimer, accompanied with music by The Steve Cooley Band.

Join local dignitaries and neighbors as we honor the 2018 #1 Citizen who has given their time and effort to make our community greater.

We'll also be giving out door prizes from dozens of local businesses. With every admission purchased, you will be entered to win - no purchase necessary!

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. 

See you there!




2.10.18

October Newsletter & Events Galore!!

Check out the spooktacular October SACC Newsletter!

We're gearing up for a busy Fall and we would love it if you could join us at some of our upcoming events:

Saturday, October 6
11th Annual Schnitzelburg Dog Walk
Schnitzelburg Farmers Market @ AMVETS Post 9 (1567 South Shelby Street)
10 am

Monday, October 8
Flying Out Loud
Sunergos Coffee (2122 South Preston Street)
6 pm

Saturday, October 13
Fall History Walk with Don Haag
All Wool & A Yard Wide (1328 Hickory Street)
10 am

Saturday, October 13
5th Annual Movie Night featuring Nightmare Before Christmas presented by SACC
Dairy Del (1516 South Shelby Street)
7 pm

Monday, October 22
SACC General Meeting 
St. Elizabeth's (1020 E Burnett Avenue)
7 pm

Tuesday, November 6
VOTE!

Thursday, November 8
53rd Annual #1 Citizen’s Dinner 
St. Elizabeth's (1020 E Burnett Avenue)
5 pm

31.8.18

September Newsletter + Schnitzelburg Tavern History

The September SACC newsletter is here! 

In other news, local Schnitzelburg historian and History Walk orator, Don Haag, recently put together a oral history of Schnitzelburg's taverns.

Click here for the video of Don's account that includes tons of great pictures of Schnitzelburg's taverns of yesteryear.

From the Louisville Story Site's website:
Germantown as a town began taking shape in the 1850's, as railway development encouraged a steady flow of immigrants into what at the time was a marshy region adjacent to Beargrass creek. The neighboring Schnitzelburg community developed shortly thereafter - in some regards part of the same region, but divided physically by what would become Goss Avenue and culturally by the distinct local community that formed. Much of the area was devoted to farmland, but by the time the early 1900’s rolled around, much of the area had developed into residential and industrial functionality (boasting the largest collection of shotgun houses in Louisville). Shops, restaurants, and other local businesses quickly sprang up, and while at the turn of the century the area was linked to Louisville proper by streetcar service, the community was self-sufficient, with almost any desired service available in the neighborhood. Many of the restaurants and shops still exist today, with others remaining fondly in living memory. The community that grew out of this place exhibited a strong sense of pride in neighborhood upkeep and workmanship. and started traditions that still go on to this day, such as the "Dainty Contest."- Don Haag in Germans in Louisville: A History, Chapter 26

17.8.18

August Newsletter + CycLOUvia

Click here for the August Newsletter!

SACC has also opened up nominations for 2018's #1 Citizen Dinner. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond in giving back to the community, please nominate them!

THIS WEEKEND - CycLOUvia is coming back to Three Points!!

2018’s second CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Three Points—Germantown, Schnitzelburg, and Shelby Park—on Sunday, August 19. 

The upcoming edition of CycLOUvia in Three Points will differ than the previous event. The first CycLOUvia was circular but this one will be linear. To support and highlight the growing business activity on Logan Street, the route will stretch on Goss Avenue and Logan Street from Texas Avenue to Kentucky Street. 

Goss Avenue and Logan streets from Texas to Kentucky will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging participants, creating an atmosphere that is uniquely Louisville. 

The return to Three Points marks the fourteenth CycLOUvia event, with other events taking place on Bardstown Road, West Broadway, and Frankfort Avenue. 

CycLOUvia is Louisville’s opportunity to experience transportation in a unique atmosphere, by walking, cycling, skateboarding, or dancing in the street. Streets account for a massive amount of public land in all cities. CycLOUvia repurposes these public spaces by temporarily replacing traditional vehicular traffic with pedestrian traffic.

During CycLOUvia, streets become paved parks where people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds can come to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health.
Since 2012, CycLOUvia events have attracted tens of thousands of people to neighborhoods across the city. CycLOUvia promotes healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, safety and economic development.



30.7.18

Dainty Contest TONIGHT!

Tonight is the 48th Annual Wold Championship Dainty Contest!



Stroll over to Hauck's Handy Store on Goss Avenue to check out the action. The Dainty fun starts at 5 pm and goes until about 9 pm. If you are 45 or older and would like to play, get there early to sign up!

SACC will also be at the Dainty Contest selling brand new SACC t-shirts. Get yours today for only $15!



And, if you haven't already, check out the July SACC Newsletter today!