Chapter 6 – Building Regulations




6-1-1 DESIGNATED. The following district shall be known as the “Fire Limits”, within said Village, lots 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 72, 73, 84, 85, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99, in the first addition to the Village. (Ord. 2 (part), 1897)

6-1-2 CONSTRUCTION OF WOODEN BUILDINGS UNLAWFUL. It is declared unlawful for any person to hereafter place upon, erect, build, or construct any wooden building, or building covered with a wooden roof, within the limits prescribed in Section 6-1-1. (Ord. 2 (part), 1897)

6-1-3 REPAIR OF WOODEN BUILDINGS. The previous section shall not be construed to prevent repairs upon any of the buildings now within the fire limits; provided, that no wooden building now standing within said fire limits, as aforesaid, shall be rebuilt or reroofed, or additions added thereto, except by consent of the Village Board in writing. (Ord. 2 (part), 1897)

6-1-4 CHANGES IN HISTORIC APPEARANCE WITHIN FIRE LIMITS. All construction of any new buildings or construction or additions, or major repairs, upon any buildings within said fire limits as of December 1, 2003, shall not commence without approval from the Village Board. Said approval shall be given only if such construction or addition will be done in such a manner as to maintain the historic appearance of the buildings in said fire limits as of December 1, 2003. This Section shall not apply to repairs which do not detract from the historical appearance of said buildings.


6-2-1 SETBACK RESTRICTIONS. Any building constructed within the Village limits of the Village shall be located no closer than twenty (20) feet to the front lot line, no closer than ten (10) feet to the side lot line and no closer than ten (10) feet to the rear lot line of said property.

6-2-2 EXCEPTIONS. Section 6-2-1 shall not apply to any building constructed upon the Public Square in the Village of Louisville.

6-2-3 VARIANCES. A variance may be granted by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village to vary the strict application of the setbacks as set forth in Section 6-2-1, in the case of irregular, narrow, shallow or steep lots or other physical conditions whereby such strict application would result in unnecessary hardship that would deprive the owner of the reasonable use of the land or building involved. The Mayor and Board of Trustees must also find that the granting of the variance will be with the general purpose and intent of this Article and will not be injurious to the neighborhood or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare.

(Ord. No. 455; 12-12-96)

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