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.

Jun 14 2016 Next CycLOUvia is slated for August 7

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, will take place on a new route this August 7, Mayor Fischer announced today.

The upcoming installment of CycLOUvia will move through the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street. For the first time, CycLOUvia's route will be circular.

Jun 14 2016 Next CycLOUvia slated for August 7

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, will take place on a new route this August 7, Mayor Fischer announced today.

The upcoming installment of CycLOUvia will move through the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street. For the first time, CycLOUvia's route will be circular.

Apr 18 2016 Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Announce the Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series

The Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Public Art announce their latest partnership: The Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series, a five-year series of annually commissioned artwork in public space.

Fran Heuttig was an employee of the Fund for the Arts from 1997 until 2007 and is remembered for her vivacious spirit, dedication to public art and increasing access to the arts for all members of the Greater Louisville community. She passed away in 2013.

Apr 11 2016 CycLOUvia Returns to Frankfort Avenue on April 24

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Frankfort Avenue for the third time on Sunday, April 24th, 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.