Feb 4 2016 Louisville Pursues U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge

Building off the public input from Vision Louisville, Move Louisville and the recent $16.9 million TIGER Grant for Dixie Highway, Louisville Metro Government submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge today. 

Nov 30 2015 Louisville Awarded $1.5 Million in ‘Transportation Alternatives Program’ Funding

Louisville has received $1.5 million in federal funding for a project to improve conditions in downtown Louisville for pedestrians and people with disabilities, among others, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

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 18 2015 Realtor® Association Gives $10,000 to City to Reduce Number of Abandoned and Vacant Properties

The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) has been awarded a $10,000 Smart Growth grant from the National Association of Realtors for the purpose of providing seed money to the City of Louisville to rehabilitate two areas of interest for redevelopment. The two areas of interest are being identified by the city and are expected to be announced before the end of this year.

Nov 14 2015 New Artistic Bus Shelter Unveiled in SoBro Louisville

Mayor Fischer joined local SoBro neighborhood leaders to unveil Louisville’s newest artistic bus shelter today.

The ribbon cutting was combined with a neighborhood tree planting event aimed at increasing sustainability efforts in the neighborhood. Volunteers from the SoBro Louisville Neighborhood Association planted 22 trees on West Kentucky Street, South 1st Street and West Breckinridge Street.

Nov 12 2015 Input from Russell Businesses Sought

The Vision Russell Neighborhood Task Force is surveying business owners located in the Russell Community to gain a better understanding of their operations, their workforce needs and opportunities to increase employment options for more Russell residents.  The information will inform the work currently underway by Vision Russell partners to transform the Russell Community, including Beecher Terrace.

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.

Sep 15 2015 City Officials to Start Community Conversation on Reuse of Historical Buildings

Today, City Preservations Officials announced they will convene a community conversation around better preservation and reuse of architectural features on three buildings previously located in downtown Louisville.

Aug 28 2015 Mayor Fischer Unveils Inaugural Project of Louisville Metro’s Public Art Initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled the inaugural project of Louisville Metro’s Public Art Initiative, Connect|Disconnect: A Public Art Experience. The exhibition of five, site-specific installations was created in partnership with Louisville Forward the Commission on Public Art to promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art in Louisville.

Aug 27 2015 Mayor Fischer Kicks off Cedar Street Development

Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off the construction of 29 new, market-rate homes in the Cedar Street Development, completing the Russell Urban Renewal initiative, which began in 1990.

Jun 29 2015 Public Art Exhibition Announced

Mayor Fischer is pleased to announce Connect/Disconnect, a public art exhibition in Louisville that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government, in conjunction with the Commission on Public Art (COPA), has invited artists to transform a unique riverfront site at the Ohio River through an exhibition of site-specific, temporary public art installations.

Jun 29 2015 Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator
May 14 2015 Flock of Finns Return to Roost at Waterfront Park

The Flock of Finns, a colorful gathering of 28 fanciful metal bird sculptures based on original artworks by Louisville folk artist Marvin Finn, have returned to their permanent roosting place at Waterfront Park. The Flock have been on sabbatical in Oberlin, Ohio, since May 2014.

Feb 6 2015 Light it up! Big 4 Bridge to debut its colors

Mayor Greg Fischer will plug in the Big Four pedestrian bridge and officially illuminate the city’s much-loved span connecting Louisville with Southern Indiana.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 on the upper floor of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park. The public is invited.

Jan 6 2015 Fischer Helps Launch Year-Long YES Fest Activities

Gill Holland, honorary YES! Fest chair and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan and Clarksville Town Council President Bob Polston.and tourism officials from both sides of the river to kick-off a year-long festival about the environment and sustainability: