164-acre Riverport Phase 5 ready for development

November 5, 2018

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Cindy Fowler and Jefferson Riverport International officials to announce that Riverport Phase 5, the 164-acre expansion of Jefferson Riverport International, is primed and ready to be the home for vibrant, successful light manufacturing and distribution companies, along with hundreds of employees. The expansion is located along Dixie Highway near the Watson Lane intersection. Phase 5 is the first non-contiguous development beyond the 2,000 acres that makes up the industrial site between the Greenbelt Highway and the banks of the Ohio River.

“Our city is experiencing tremendous economic momentum, and with the ground work laid for Riverport Phase 5, it will serve as a catalyst for further development along the south Dixie corridor,” said the Mayor. “I encourage all businesses, commercial developers, brokers, and site selection consultants who are looking for large parcels of land in our city to seize the opportunity that Riverport Phase 5 offers.”

Phase 5 encompasses of 164 acres suitable for cross-dock, distribution facilities. Lot size can be determined based on the users’ needs. The site is served by local utilities with sewer service provided by the extension of the sewers within Pendleton Road and drainage to existing Weaver Run.

“Louisville continues to show strong demand for distribution and light manufacturing space. We work closely with developers and companies to suit their distinctive needs and look forward to developing Phase 5 into Louisville’s premier industrial park,” said Maria Bouvette, Riverport Authority President.

Primary access to Phase 5 is from the intersection of Dixie Highway (US 31W) and Watson Lane, which is approximately 2.5 miles from I-265, the Gene Snyder Freeway. The current intersection has been revised to accommodate additional traffic. A secondary access roadway is available at the Dixie Highway and Lewis Lane intersection. Roadways will be built to suit the needs of tenants in the Phase 5 development.

Additional information, including lot size and acreage, can be found at https://www.jeffersonriverport.com/sites-buildings/land-available#phase-5


Jefferson Riverport International is home to 120 companies engaged primarily in light manufacturing and/or distribution. Riverport is a Foreign-Trade Zone with financial incentives for importers and exporters of raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods. The industrial community’s location offers access to highway, rail, air and water transportation, plus efficient intermodal transfer facilities. Established in 1984, the original industrial site, located along the Ohio River, now encompasses more than 2,000 acres with approximately 13 million square feet of buildings. More than 6,500 people are employed at Riverport.