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 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                  Center City                                   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

Nucleus                                                      Phoenix Hill Apartments              Renaissance Zone

UofL Belknap Campus                              UofL Shelbyhurst Campus             Vesta Derby Oaks

11th and Jefferson                                     18th and Broadway                       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.

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