Apr 5 2017 Urban Government Center proposals to be reviewed at April 17 public meeting

Louisville Forward, in partnership with Metro Council Districts 4 and 8, will host a public meeting on April 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library (301 York Street). The meeting will provide an opportunity for community members to hear and to respond to presentations from development teams that submitted complete responses to a Solicitation of Interest for Louisville Metro Government’s Urban Government Center property.

Mar 31 2017 Louisville chosen as host city for the 2019 Congress for the New Urbanism

Louisville has been chosen to host the 27th annual Congress for the New Urbanism, an international placemaking conference, in the spring of 2019. Recent Congress host cities include Seattle, Detroit, Dallas and Buffalo. The event will bring over 1,500 attendees--including urban planners, architects and landscape architects, environmental consultants, engineers and real estate developers--to Louisville from across the country and the world.

Mar 24 2017 First CycLOUvia of 2017 will be held on May 13

2017’s first CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Three Points—Germantown, Schnitzelburg, and Shelby Park—on Saturday, May 13, Mayor Fischer announced today.

The upcoming installment of CycLOUvia will move in a circular route through the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street.

Mar 20 2017 Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of Heritage West

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and members of the West Louisville Community Council (WLCC) today to announce that the city has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of Heritage West in the Russell neighborhood. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for the property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Jan 19 2017 Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of former Urban Government Center site

Louisville Metro Government has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site in Paristown Pointe. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and to implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for property at 768, 810 and 850 Barret Avenue, 1235 E. Breckinridge and 814 Vine Street.  

Nov 10 2016 Public workshop to be held for Ninth Street underpass project

On November 17, a public workshop will be held to gather input from the community on the proposed concept to enhance the Ninth Street underpass at Main Street as an engaging and attractive public space. The workshop will be held at Peerless Distilling Company, located at 120 N. 10th Street, at 6:00 p.m.

Nov 1 2016 Vision Russell seeking ideas for community improvements in Russell

This summer, the Vision Russell team, a community-based partnership led by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and Louisville Metro Government, was awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development which, along with $375,000 in matching funds from Louisville Metro Government, will be used for “action activities” that will help begin to make visible changes in the Russell neighborhood.

Oct 13 2016 Meetings scheduled to continue community dialogue about Urban Government Center reuse

In late August, residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods surrounding the Urban Government Center attended a series of workshops hosted by Develop Louisville's Office of Advanced Planning designed to gather community input on the proposed redevelopment of the Urban Government Center. Attendees offered suggestions on possible reuses of the 12-acre campus, which includes several buildings located at and around 810 Barret Avenue and a parking lot at 814 Vine Street.

Sep 30 2016 CycLOUvia returns to Bardstown Road on October 16

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Bardstown Road for the fifth time on Sunday, October 16, Mayor Greg Fischer announced. Additionally, to honor Councilman Tom Owen, a lifelong advocate for bicycles and pedestrians in our community, the CycLOUvia event on Bardstown Road will now be known as The Tom Owen CycLOUvia in the Highlands.

Sep 8 2016 Design team selected for Ninth Street underpass project

Louisville Metro, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, has chosen a multi-disciplinary team to design and to install public art and lighting features to enhance the Ninth Street underpass. The team is led by Interface Studio Architects (ISA), based in Philadelphia, and includes Shine Contracting, Louisville; Core Design, Louisville; Element Design, with offices in Lexington and Louisville; and LAM Partners, Cambridge, MA.

Aug 31 2016 Mayor Fischer announces Comprehensive Plan update process

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans to update Louisville’s Comprehensive Plan, including a year-long community engagement process.

The Comprehensive Plan will guide the growth of the community for the next 20 years and serve as the basis for public and private investment, as well as land use and transportation policies. 

Aug 19 2016 City to hold Paristown Pointe visioning workshops
Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning will hold three public meetings next week to take the public’s thoughts on the future of Paristown Pointe. The workshops will include brainstorming and discussion on how best to reuse the former Urban Government Center on Barret Avenue and a Louisville Metro Housing Authority owned building on Vine Street.

Jul 12 2016 Commission on Public Art to hold public meeting to receive comments on potential sites for Confederate Monument relocation

The Commission on Public Art (COPA) will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Old Jail Auditorium (514 W. Liberty Street) to receive public comments on potential sites for the relocation of the Confederate Monument.

Anyone wishing to provide comments on potential sites for relocation will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak at the meeting.

Jun 17 2016 Americans For The Arts recognizes three of Louisville’s Public Art projects

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has honored three Louisville Metro Public Art projects, all of which were a part of Connect│Disconnect: A Public Art Experience on view during fall 2015.

Jun 17 2016 Americans For The Arts recognizes three of Louisville’s Public Art projects

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has honored three Louisville Metro Public Art projects, all of which were a part of Connect│Disconnect: A Public Art Experience on view during fall 2015.