Jan 19 2017 Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed today for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area.

Aug 31 2016 More than $50 million in transportation improvements creating ‘New Dixie Highway’

Business investments growing, strengthening corridor

More than $50 million in transportation improvements under way and planned over the next two years will create a New Dixie Highway and fuel transformation of a major economic corridor for southwest and west Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jun 30 2016 July 4th Fireworks Advisory

On this Independence Day weekend, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is reminding citizens that it is illegal in Louisville Metro to shoot off airborne and/or exploding fireworks in your yard or neighborhood. 

While professional, permitted shows -- such as the Waterfront Park fireworks show on Sunday – are permissible, trying to replicate that experience for your family and friends at your home is against the law and may harm lives and property. 

Apr 20 2016 Public Comment Period for City’s Community Services Block Grant Annual Plan

Plan outlines programs and services for Community Action Partnership

Nov 18 2015 Realtor® Association Gives $10,000 to City to Reduce Number of Abandoned and Vacant Properties

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) has been awarded a $10,000 Smart Growth grant from the National Association of Realtors for the purpose of providing seed money to the City of Louisville to rehabilitate two areas of interest for redevelopment. The two areas of interest are being identified by the city and are expected to be announced before the end of this year.

Sep 29 2015 Three Northern Additions of Colonial Gardens to be Removed

In an effort to stabilize the two-story historic portion of Colonial Gardens, located at Kenwood Drive and New Cut Road, the three northern additions of the building must be removed immediately. Recent inspections by the Office of Construction Review determined the additions to be in a state of structural failure with threat of imminent collapse.

May 21 2015 Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or parts of old Water Company building

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort.

The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.

Jan 16 2015 Mayor Fischer Unveils New Historic Structure Recognition Program

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled a new historic structure recognition program that will promote and recognize the best of the best in historic preservation within Louisville’s seven local historic preservation districts and individual landmarks. 

Nov 21 2014 Develop Louisville Announces New Pricing Policy to Buy Publically-Owned Vacant Property

Develop Louisville (the city’s newly formed real estate development arm of Louisville Forward), has a new pricing policy for hundreds of properties that citizens can buy from the city.  This pricing policy is meant to make purchasing a property from the city more transparent and predictable, while also encouraging redevelopment of these vacant properties.

Oct 10 2014 Metro Council approves resolution to establish “Quiet Zone” for Parkland, Park DuValle and Park Hill Area

October 9, 2014
Mary C. Woolridge, District 3
Attica Scott, District 1

Planning Commission asked to initiate right of way closing process

Louisville – In a unanimous vote, The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday night approved a resolution which will begin the process to establish a “Quiet Zone” at various railroad crossing in the Parkland, Park DuValle and Park Hill areas.

Sep 25 2014 Open house dates set for Move Louisville projects

Louisvillians now have the opportunity to take part in the final steps of Move Louisville, a nearly yearlong process that will determine the city’s long-range multimodal transportation wants and needs.

Sep 8 2014 Mayor Fischer Names Jim Mims Director of Develop Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jim Mims as Director of Develop Louisville, a department within Louisville Forward, the city’s new integrated approach to economic and community development.