Legal Agreements

This page is not meant to be comprehensive, and documents not included here may be available under Open Records law. To file an Open Records request, click HERE.  For all other questions on documents or topics included here, please contact Caitlin Bowling, communications manager for Louisville Forward, at (502) 574-5174 or via email.

Click HERE to learn more about Louisville Metro’s incentives and financial programs.

Click HERE for an outline of Louisville Metro's property disposition policy and process.

Development Agreements - agreements between a private developer and Louisville Metro, which require the developer to perform specified activities in connection with real estate projects and obligates Louisville Metro to provide certain financial or other incentives, provided the company performs its obligations.

Butchertown Stadium District               Center City                    Colonial Gardens

Heritage West                                        Michters Distillery         Muhammad Ali Center

Omni Louisville                                     RiverPark Place             Urban Government Center 

Vine Street Lot                                      18th and Broadway         26th and Market Streets

4th Street Live!  


Tax Increment Finanacing Agreements - Pursuant to state statute, a company desiring to construct certain types of projects may apply to Louisville Metro and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to obtain certain financial incentives. The program permits a company to use future increases in taxes on the area of project to help fund current infrastructure improvements for the project. For a complete list of approved TIFs and amounts paid out under the agreements, click HERE. The document is updated annually.

AC Hotel by Marriott - NuLu                    Axis on Lexington                       Bradford Mill Lofts 

Butchertown Stadium District                   Center City                                   Churchill Downs   

Downtown Marriott Hotel                         Edge on Fourth                             First and Main 

GE Appliance Park                                    Heritage Green                             Kentucky Kingdom

KFC Yum! Arena                                       Louisville Chemical Building       Main and Clay     

 Main and Shelby                                      Mercy Apartments                         Nucleus       

Phoenix Hill Apartments                           Renaissance Zone                         UofL Belknap Campus     

UofL Shelbyhurt Campus                         Vesta Derby Oaks                          800 Building


Leases - The city may lease publicly owned real estate or buildings to private companies to induce the company to locate or expand in Louisville.

City as Lessor
Louisville Slugger Field                             Sons of American Revolution
Preston Pointe                                             Aegon Plaza
Downtown Marriott Hotel                          African American Heritage Center
Kentucky Theatre                                       Galt House
Park DuValle Town Center                         Airport Industrial Center
RiverPark Place                                          26th Street Properties

Muhammad Ali Center                               The Harbison

City as Lessee
Nia Center                                                   Cabel Street Properties
League of Women Voters

Real Estate Option - If Louisville is considering purchasing a parcel of real estate, it may enter into an option agreement with the property owner, which gives Louisville a certain length of time to decide if it will buy the real estate for an agreed upon price.

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