Feb 12 2018 Public meeting on Seneca Park signage

Louisville Parks and Recreation will be hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 at the Seneca Park Golf Course clubhouse to discuss improvements to three entrances to Seneca Park.
 

Those who attend will be able to meet with parks staff and review the plans, which include enhancing the park entrances at Cannons Lane; near the entrance to the golf course at Seneca Park Road; and at Taylorsville Road near Bowman Field.
 

Feb 8 2018 New Restroom Building for Boone Square

Construction work has begun at Boone Square to replace the outdated restroom building in the 126 year old park. Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation are investing $400,000 to make improvements to Louisville’s first park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. In addition, Boone Square will have new area lighting, connecting sidewalks, and a new water fountain.
 

Feb 5 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club

Quail Chase Golf Ball

Jan 5 2018 City's External Agency Fund Applications Open Jan. 6

Grants available to social services and arts and creative industry organizations

Louisville Metro Government will begin accepting applications for External Agency Fund grants Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8 a.m. for the service period of FY19 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019). These General Fund grants are awarded to non-profit, non-governmental, or "external”, agencies that contribute to the city's cultural, social and economic vitality. 

Jan 3 2018 Maintenance barn at Joe Creason Park to be removed and replaced; Historic elements to be documented and salvaged for possible future re-use

As previously announced, the Louisville Parks and Recreation storage and maintenance barn at Joe Creason Park will be removed beginning the week of January 8. 

Dec 20 2017 The Marian Group announced as development partner for former Urban Government Center site

Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed evaluation process, The Marian Group and Louisville Metro Government have signed a letter of intent to redevelop the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site in Paristown.

Nov 14 2017 Landbank Authority approves sales of 50 vacant properties

50 vacant properties in various neighborhoods were approved for sale to buyers by the Landbank Authority at its November meeting. An increase in sales can be attributed to new programs of the Vacant & Public Property Administration, which debuted on October 20. The programs are designed to provide more opportunity for residents to purchase Landbank Authority-owned vacant properties.

Nov 2 2017 Community-Wide Planting Day works for a greener Louisville

Brightside will hold its fall planting event Saturday, November 4 at the intersection of the Parkland, California and Park Hill neighborhoods. Volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, The Nature Conservancy, Brown-Forman, and UPS to plant approximately 160 trees on Virginia Avenue and 25th Street.  

Oct 31 2017 Mayor Fischer joins Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to cut ribbon on May Hillerich Park

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has transformed a vacant lot in Smoketown into a park for the public’s use. Today, Mayor Fischer joined the company to officially open May Hillerich Park at 813 Jackson Street. May Hillerich was the sister of Bud Hillerich, creator of the Louisville Slugger, and played a critical role in the early success and growth of the company.

Oct 19 2017 Vacant & Public Property Administration announces new programs for selling structures and lots

The Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) today announced three new programs designed to more rapidly move vacant properties back into productive use.

Oct 16 2017 2017 Sustainability Summit: Resilience, Equity & Climate Change

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fourth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, October 27. Highlights will include local and national speakers and a focus on opportunities for residents to actively engage in creating a more just and sustainable Louisville.

Oct 16 2017 District 8, Public Works, and Office of Advanced Planning announce Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue safety study

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Public Works, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning have announced the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Safety Study with the purpose of analyzing existing safety and mobility issues on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue between Broadway and Interstate 264.

The goal of the study is to identify solutions for improving safety and mobility for all users with emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists.

Oct 6 2017 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 21

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 21 for the bi-annual Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

Volunteers across the city—Boy & Girl Scouts, neighborhood associations, business associations, elementary school classrooms, families and more—will be participating in this fall’s event.

Sep 22 2017 Louisville CARES and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund will hold informational meetings for new applications

Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success (CARES) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) will be jointly hosting four informational meetings regarding the upcoming round of funding available for these two sources. This round of funding is comprised of $14.5 million dollars and is designed to provide gap and/or bridge financing to developers building affordable workforce housing or incorporating affordable workforce housing into market rate projects.

Aug 31 2017 METCO Board approves nine loans totaling about $1.5 million

Seven businesses have been approved for nine loans totaling about $1.5 million by the Department of Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO), including the city’s first ever Business Accelerator loan approved to a new business locating in the Russell neighborhood. The loans will leverage a total investment of $8.71 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.