Jul 2 2018 City finalizes development agreement with The Marian Group for the redevelopment of the Urban Government Center site

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has entered into a development agreement with The Marian Group for the redevelopment of the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site.

Jun 30 2018 Public Art & Monuments Advisory Committee submits report to Mayor Greg Fischer

After holding six public meetings in four months and receiving hundreds of comments from residents across the city, the Public Art & Monuments Advisory Committee has submitted its final report to the Mayor.

The finished report includes a set of principles for evaluating Louisville’s existing public art and monuments. The work of the Committee, which was convened by the Mayor, is now concluded.

The Mayor will review the Committee’s report and consider next steps.

Jun 13 2018 “Reimagine 9th Street” draft plan available for public comment

After a series of community engagement events and stakeholder meetings, Louisville Metro Government (LMG), working in concert with consultant Gehl Architects since 2017, has completed a draft plan to “Reimagine 9th Street” from the Ohio River to Broadway.

Reimagining the corridor aims to implement goals of Vision Louisville, to pursue a MOVE Louisville priority project and to create an attractive, vibrant, and safe connection between west Louisville and downtown.

May 31 2018 CycLOUvia Returns to Frankfort Avenue on June 24

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Frankfort Avenue for the fifth time on Sunday, June 24, Mayor Greg Fischer announced. Frankfort Avenue from Pope Street to Stilz Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. Police will facilitate a motor crossing at Ewing Avenue. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging the street with specials for the event.

May 23 2018 City drafting autonomous vehicle playbook in anticipation of new technology

Louisville Metro’s Office of Civic Innovation and Develop Louisville are seeking input from the public for an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Playbook to help the city proactively prepare for the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation.

The public meeting to discuss the playbook and potential strategies for integrating AV technology will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LouieLab (745 W. Main Street).

May 15 2018 City begins Housing Needs Assessment with public meetings

The Louisville Metro Office of Housing & Community Development and Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund, in partnership with consultants Mullin & Lonergan Associates Incorporated, are leading an effort to develop a Housing Needs Assessment for Louisville.

Apr 10 2018 Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study recommendations to be presented

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning and Public Works will hold a public meeting on April 19 at 6 p.m. at Highlands Community Ministries (1228 E. Breckinridge Street) to present draft recommendations for the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Corridor Safety Study.

Mar 27 2018 Louisville Metro Government announces new opportunity for residents to engage with Public Art & Monuments Advisory Committee

Louisville Metro Government is announcing the details of a new opportunity for residents to provide input on monuments in public spaces. Residents are encouraged to write a letter to any monument in Louisville Metro Public Art’s inventory through social media and use the hashtag #monumentalletters. A template and examples, as paraphrased from public comments submitted to date, can be found below:

“Dear ________ (Monument),

I feel ________, because ___________________.”

Mar 12 2018 Comprehensive Plan update to be presented at Planning Commission meeting

After extensive community engagement, Develop Louisville staff will present the update of Louisville Metro’s Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Jail auditorium (514 W. Liberty Street).

The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the community’s growth and development over the next 20 years. This update builds on the current Comprehensive Plan, Cornerstone 2020, and will be in effect until 2040.

Feb 22 2018 Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee announces meeting schedule

To accomplish their task of developing principles for evaluating Louisville’s existing public art and monuments, the Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee will hold several more public meetings before completing its work in June.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Feb 14 2018 City to begin converting 3rd Street from one-way to two-way
The conversion of portions of Third Street from one-way to two-way will begin with prep work the week of February 19 and completion targeted for early March (weather permitting). This conversion project also includes repaving of the street.     
 
Jan 30 2018 Mayor Greg Fischer announces the members, scope of the Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee

Mayor Fischer today announced the names of seven experts and community leaders who will serve on his new Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee.

Originally announced in December, the Committee is charged with developing a set of principles for evaluating Louisville’s existing public art and monuments.

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 21 2017 Jeff O’Brien named new Director of Develop Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jeff O’Brien as the new director of Develop Louisville, the city’s real estate and community development arm. O’Brien has been with the city since 2013, first as project manager for Vision Louisville then as Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Planning. O’Brien was named to the position after Director Deborah Bilitski accepted a position as Deputy Director/Vice President of the Waterfront Development Corporation.

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.