May 21 2018 Jeana Dunlap selected as a 2019 Loeb Fellow

Mayor Greg Fischer is pleased to announce that Jeana Dunlap, Louisville’s Director of Redevelopment Strategies, has been named as a member of the 2019 Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Each year the Fellowship selects a group of exceptional mid-career practitioners who influence the shaping of the built and natural environment, for a year of independent study at Harvard University.

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 20 2018 Office of Sustainability will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with a tree giveaway

To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability, will give away 1,000 trees on Saturday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the Hope Community Garden in south Louisville (1400 Bicknell Drive).

Apr 16 2018 Louisville Ranks 3rd in mid-size city ENERGY STAR building list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Louisville is ranked 3rd on the list of top U.S. mid-size cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Louisville ranked 7th last year and this year, ranks behind only San Jose and Virginia Beach. On the list of all U.S. metropolitan areas, Louisville ranks in the top 25.  

Apr 12 2018 Building Our Blocks begins its 2018 season on April 13

In 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer created the Building Our Blocks (BOB) initiative as a cross-functional approach to make our neighborhoods clean, green and safe. BOB will begin its second full year on April 13. Last year, the BOB team, which includes many city agencies and community partners, visited seven different neighborhoods. This year, the team will concentrate four events specifically in one neighborhood—Russell.

Apr 10 2018 City receives $450,000 grant to stabilize Quinn Chapel

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has been awarded a $450,000 grant by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to stabilize the former Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 912 W. Chestnut Street. LMG’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies has added $150,000 to the stabilization effort bringing the stabilization investment to $600,000.

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 26 2018 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 14
Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, April 14 for the Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

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.

Mar 6 2018 Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund allocates FY18 funds

The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) has announced the allocation of FY18 funds. LAHTF allocated about $8.76 million to 22 different projects which will assist in the creation or preservation of 1,115 units to projects in 8 Metro Council Districts.

Because of Trust Fund dollars, 775 of these units will be updated and upgraded while maintaining their affordability. 340 of the units will be brand new, through new construction or renovation of a vacant property.  

Feb 26 2018 Public invited to discuss reuse of historic building artifacts at future Waterfront Botanical Gardens

On Monday, March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Botanica, Inc. will present a proposal to repurpose building artifacts from the Marriott block and the Board of Trade Building into the design of the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens, now under construction. The presentation will take place at a meeting of the Repurpose, Reuse, Revive (R3) working group in conference room 101 at the Metro Development Center (444 S. 5th Street).

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 31 2018 Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Celebrates First Completed Project

Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith joined the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) as it celebrated a ribbon cutting and open house at its first major project.