Sep 20 2016 Metro Parks responding to Emerald Ash Borer infestation

Jul 15 2016 Mayor Fischer opens urban orchard in Russell neighborhood

Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The orchard, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.

Nov 25 2015 Mayor Fischer Opens Heritage Green Neighborhood Activity Center

Heritage Green, one of the largest multifamily projects in the region, opened a new activity center today in South Louisville. The completion of this space was made possible by a unique partnership between the Louisville Redevelopment Authority, Underhill Associates, Metro Parks and Louisville Metro Government.

Nov 6 2015 Over 200 Brightside Volunteers to Plant 150 Trees on West Broadway

Brightside will hold its seasonal planting event Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Over 200 volunteers will join Brightside, who has partnered with the Division of Community Forestry, to plant approximately 150 trees on West Broadway from 20th Street to Shawnee Park.

Oct 30 2015 Low Income Heating Assistance Program Begins November 4

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Oct 28 2015 Local Developer Applying for State Tourism Tax Credits to Support New Arts and Culture District

The Paristown Pointe Preservation Trust will be applying for tourism tax credits to bring a $28 million project to the Paristown Pointe neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Paristown Pointe neighborhood, historically settled by French immigrants, is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.

Oct 14 2015 Cyclouvia Returns to the Highlands October 18

Cyclouvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue on Sunday, October 18, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

May 7 2015 ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition opens in June

The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme.

Apr 16 2015 Pedestrian Safety Program Launched

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched a new pedestrian safety program called Look Alive Louisville. The campaign goal is to greatly reduce the number of pedestrian/vehicle collisions and bring to zero the number that result in pedestrian fatalities.

Mar 31 2015 Louisville Ranks 24th in EPA List of Top Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was recognized for its sustainability efforts, being ranked 24th in the 2015 Top Cities list with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.  This is the second year in a row Louisville has made the EPA’s Top Cities list, being ranked 25th in 2014.

Mar 25 2015 Study shows city losing 54,000 trees yearly; Mayor seeks public input to reverse the decline

Releasing a first-of-its-kind survey that shows Louisville is losing 54,000 trees a year, Mayor Greg Fischer today called for public input to help reverse the trend.

The year-long study shows that the city’s tree canopy has declined from 40 percent to 37 percent in eight years—the result of insect damage, ice storms, trees not being replaced and many other factors.

Oct 21 2014 Beta Bus Stop Project Launches Crowdsourced Funding Event

On Monday, the Beta Bus Stop Project, a collective of local civic leaders, architects and city agencies, including the Metro Office of Sustainability, launched a four-day crowdsourced funding event to redesign two bus stops in Louisville.

Oct 16 2014 Volunteers Needed for District 16 Brightside Cleanliness Assessment Team

We are looking for a Brightside Champion in District 16, which includes the neighborhoods of Barbourmeade, Brownsboro Farm, Coldstream, Glenview, Glenview Hills, Glenview Manor, Green Spring, Hills and Dales, Indian Hills, Northfield, Prospect, Spring Valley, Thornhill, and Worthington Hills.  The Brightside Champion would take the lead on the assessment team, working to recruit volunteers to join their assessment team, coordinate with their team, and then report their findings back to Bright

Oct 9 2014 ReSurfaced Welcomes Louisville Ballet, Music and More this Weekend

ReSurfaced, the popular pop-up plaza on West Main Street, has a weekend full of entertainment beginning with performances from the Louisville Ballet Thursday evening. Music from Young Widows will take center stage on Friday and the Afrophysicists band will bring the Afrobeat alive on Saturday. On Sunday, one dollar from every craft beer sold will benefit Bicycling for Louisville.

Oct 9 2014 Cyclouvia Returns to Bardstown Road

The popular open streets event is coming back to where it all began, on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue, from Douglass Boulevard to East Broadway, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

The next Cyclouvia will close Bardstown and Baxter to vehicular traffic on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with police-assisted crossings at Eastern Parkway and Grinstead Drive.