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Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) is encouraging property and business owners along Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue and the Douglass Loop to attend the next public meeting for the proposed creation of the Highlands Management District on Tuesday, February 12th at HopCat,1064 Bardstown Road beginning at 1:00pm.

“Since the first public meeting in 2018, we have been working to contact each and every property owner in the proposed service area to educate them about our plan,” said Coan. “This meeting is part of a homestretch effort to secure the commitments we need to move forward.”

The Councilman is proposing the creation of the Highlands Management District, a nongovernmental safety and cleanliness workforce, along the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue business corridor.

Management districts are funded by special assessments against properties located within service area boundaries, and they are managed by a voting board comprised of district property owners. The proposed Highlands Management District special assessment is $0.1745 per $100 PVA.

Coan’s proposal is the result of months of studies, reports and recommendations by an exploratory committee comprised of property owners and other stakeholders in the corridor, in consultation with the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

For more information about the proposed Highlands Management District, contact Councilman Coan’s office at 574-1108 or visit www.tinyurl.com/BardstownRdBID for more information.

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Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) will host the last in a series of meetings for public discussion on the proposed Highlands Management District on Monday, April 2nd.

“We have had very good turnout and discussions about the proposed business improvement district for the Highlands. I want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what is being proposed as we move forward,” says Coan.

The last meeting will be held at the Douglass Community Center Gymnasium beginning at 6:00pm. The Community center is located at 2305 Douglass Blvd.

Councilman Coan believes the proposal to establish a Highlands Management District is a transformational opportunity to make Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue safer and cleaner, and to ensure the economic vitality and sustainability of District 8’s – and Louisville’s – premier commercial corridor.

To learn more about the proposal go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-8/highlands-m…

For more information about the meeting, contact Councilman Coan’s office at 574-1108.

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Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) will host the first in a series of meetings for public discussion on the proposed Highlands Management District on Monday, March 26th.

“We spent more than a year researching and planning for a business improvement district for the Highlands.” Now it is time to bring people together and let them ask questions and explain how this proposal will move forward,” says Coan. “I encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of these meetings.”

The first meeting is set for HopCat on Monday, March 26th at 1064 Bardstown Rd beginning at 1:00pm.

The next two meetings are at:

  • The Highlands-Shelby Park Library (inside the Mid City Mall) Thursday, March 29, 6 pm
  • The Douglass Community Center Gymnasium Monday, April 2, 6 pm

Councilman Coan believes the proposal to establish a Highlands Management District is a transformational opportunity to make Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue safer and cleaner, and to ensure the economic vitality and sustainability of District 8’s – and Louisville’s – premier commercial corridor.

To learn more about the proposal go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-8/highlands-m… 

For more information about the meetings, contact Councilman Coan’s office at 574-1108.

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Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) has proposed the creation of a business improvement district along the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue corridor and announced a series of public meetings to discuss the plan with property owners and the public.

“If you are familiar with the Louisville Downtown Management District – the dedicated team of service professionals working seven days a week to beautify and keep downtown clean – then you can imagine what the Highlands Management District (HMD) might look like,” said Coan. “In addition, the proposed HMD would also assist LMPD, PARC and social service providers working along the corridor, from Broadway to the Douglass Loop.”

Management districts are funded by special assessments against properties located within service area boundaries, and they are managed by a board comprised primarily of district property owners. The proposed Highlands Management District special assessment is $0.1745 per $100.

The public meetings will discuss the management district proposal in greater detail, including how the petition process works, the scope of services to be provided, budget information and more. The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Monday, March 26, 1 pm, at HopCat
  • Thursday, March 29, 6 pm, at the Highlands-Shelby Park Library (inside the Mid City Mall)
  • Monday, April 2, 6 pm, at the Douglass Community Center Gymnasium

Coan’s proposal is the result of more than six months of studies, reports and recommendations by an exploratory committee comprised of property owners and other stakeholders in the corridor, in consultation with the Louisville Downtown Partnership. If the proposal is accepted the Highlands Management District is scheduled to begin service in January 2019.

For more information about the proposed Highlands Management District, contact Councilman Coan’s office at 574-1108 or visit www.tinyurl.com/BardstownRdBID for more information.

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