Ruling may pave way for Brooklawn home

May 30, 2007
Plans for a group home for teenage boys off Newburg Road survived an indirect and unusual challenge recently when planning officials supported an interpretation of regulations that would allow the home to open.
     After a public hearing that lasted nearly three hours, the Louisville Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment agreed with an interpretation of regulations by Dawn Warrick, assistant director of Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services, that said the home could open without a zoning change or a conditional-use permit. Unless challenged, the ruling means that Brooklawn Family & Child Services can proceed with plans for a residential care facility for as many as 10 boys on Schuff Lane, off Newburg Road near the Watterson Expressway.