Floyds Fork DRO
Jefferson County Division of Planning and Development Services

Hillsides

a. Design subdivisions and locate structures to preserve the natural character of the land to the greatest extent possible. al_zone4.jpg (15923 bytes)

b. Areas with slopes of 20% or greater generally should not be disturbed.

c. Major subdivisions with lots that can be developed or roadways situated on slopes of 33% or greater should be permitted only if a report prepared by a qualified geotechnical or soils engineer documents that the proposed design will not result in hazardous conditions and certifies work during construction.

d. Minimize cuts and fills. Necessary cuts, fills and other earth modifications should be replanted with appropriate vegetation. Minimize the practice of terracing hillsides in order to provide additional building sites. Structural containment of slopes should be minimized; retaining walls exceeding six feet in height should be avoided.

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For additional information regarding development and land use controls within the Floyds Fork DRO contact the Jefferson County Division of Planning and Development Services, 531 Court Place – 9th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 574-6230.

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stream corridors

trees and vegetation

drainage and water quality

hillsides

clustering of residential use

historic elements

vistas and appearance

map A

landuse

zoning

subdivisions

schools

green space

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