Park Hill Industrial Corridor

The Louisville Metro Economic Development Department led a major public-private initiative to study the 1,400-acre industrial area near Louisville's city center to stimulate business growth and job creation.

The Park Hill Industrial Corridor Implementation Strategy recommends focusing the city's business attraction and development efforts on a number of key industry “clusters” identified as having the most potential for growth in the area. The industry clusters include business services, distribution, construction, clean manufacturing and research, processed foods and craft manufacturing.

The Implementation Strategy also identifies and prioritizes near-term and long-term aesthetic improvements, transportation changes, land-use enhancements, and programs and policies needed to make the Park Hill corridor a magnet for businesses and new jobs.

The Implementation Stragegy can be read here

About Park Hill

Once one of Louisville's centers of industry, the 1,400-acre Park Hill Industrial Corridor has followed the trends of post-industrial cities throughout the U.S. over the last 30 years. The area includes several former manufacturing plants and closed industrial facilities, including the former American Standard, Philip Morris, Reynolds Metals and Rhodia SA properties.

Some legacy industry remains, including Brown-Forman, Heaven Hill Distilleries, and Clariant (formerly Sud-Chemie), and recent business-attraction efforts have brought investment from companies such as FlavorMan (formerly ProLiquitech), Great Northern Manufacturing and Consumer's Choice Coffee.

The Park Hill Industrial Corridor is roughly bounded by Broadway to the north, California neighborhood to the west, Algonquin Parkway to the south, and portions of Old Louisville and the University of Louisville campus to the east.

Opportunities:

  • Only large "infill" industrial development available in Louisville
  • Nearby workforce available
  • Access to major air, rail, highway transportation
  • "Catalyst" sites
  • Potential to support 550,000-850,000 square feet new office and industrial space
  • Potential to support 52,000-78,000 square feet of new retail space
  • Potential to generate 1,700 to 2,700 new jobs for the community
  • Potential to generate $336 million annual economic impact