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 all of Louisville Metro’s incentives and financial programs. For an overview of Kentucky's generous jobs incentive programs, as well as local and state Tax Increment Financing, click HERE. For a map of Louisville's existing TIF districts, click HERE.

For information about state incentives and incentive award records, visit

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

Dare to Care - Parkland

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 (see also associated Development Agreement in section above)

Center City (see also associated Development Agreement in section above)

Churchill Downs   

Downtown Marriott Hotel

Edge on Fourth

First and Main 

Fifth and Broadway

GE Appliance Park

Heritage Green

Kentucky Kingdom

KFC Yum! Center

Louisville Chemical Building

Main and Clay

Main and Shelby

Mercy Apartments


Phoenix Hill Apartments

Renaissance Zone

UofL Belknap Campus

UofL Shelbyhurst Campus

Vesta Derby Oaks

11th and Jefferson

18th and Broadway (see also associated Development Agreement in section above)

422 East Main

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
Aegon Plaza

African American Heritage Center

Dare to Care - Parkland

Downtown Marriott Hotel

Galt House

The Harbison

Kentucky Theatre

Louisville Slugger Field                           

Park DuValle Town Center

Preston Pointe

Sons of American Revolution

City as Lessee
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.

West End Boys LLC

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