To increase the tree canopy within the Louisville Metro 9th District Green Triangle to enhance its livability, create green spaces to connect people with nature and each other, and improve the urban environment.
The 9th District is comprised of many distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique history and character. The Master Plan serves to build upon the positive elements of each neighborhood by preserving and enhancing the urban landscape.
The Tree Canopy Master Plan establishes three model block areas along Frankfort Ave between Mellwood Ave on the west and Ewing Ave on the east. The areas are established based on the usage and characteristics of the block – residential, commercial or institutional. These model block areas set up a framework for defining different existing environments and for selecting tree species that are responsive to the places in which they will be growing.
ScopeThese three model block area pro-types will be used by the Planning Commission and Landmarks Commission to approve tree selection and placement in similar areas within the 9th District and potentially throughout Jefferson County.
Replacing street trees along Frankfort Avenue over a 2-3 year period in either spring or fall plantings will be the priority for funding and donations of trees and labor. Planting street trees on Payne Street and other neighborhood streets will be the second priority.