|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.
|Feb 21 2017||
Landbank Authority approves sale of 6 vacant properties
Six vacant properties were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at a special meeting held on Wednesday, February 15th. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.
|Jan 9 2017||
Vacant lot and structure Request for Proposals opens
The Vacant & Public Property Administration has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for four properties with vacant structures and one vacant lot, with the goal of returning these currently underutilized properties back to productive use.
The RFP for properties with vacant structures includes:
|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 25 2016||
City to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties
Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers
Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk.
|Sep 13 2016||
VAPStat meeting results in sale of 8 vacant lots/properties
Eight vacant properties/lots were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at yesterday’s VAPStat meeting. VAPStat is a monthly joint meeting of the Vacant Property Review Commission, Urban Renewal Commission and Landbank Authority. VAPStat meetings are staffed by the city’s Vacant & Public Property Administration.
|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.
|Jul 15 2016||
Mayor Fischer opens Produce Park
Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The site, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.
|Jul 15 2016||
Mayor Fischer opens urban orchard in Russell neighborhood
Mayor Fischer today announced the opening of Produce Park, an urban orchard in the Russell neighborhood. The orchard, which was previously a vacant lot, has been made possible through $30,000 of funding awarded to Mayor Fischer’s Innovation & Delivery Team by the Bloomberg Fund.
|Mar 31 2016||
Mayor Fischer names Deborah Bilitski as Director of Develop Louisville
Mayor Greg Fischer today named veteran land use expert Deborah Bilitski as Director of Develop Louisville, the city agency that oversees land use, planning and zoning, housing and community development, vacant and abandoned properties, construction review, and the city’s sustainability and greening initiatives.
|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.
|Jun 29 2015||Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator|
|Mar 12 2015||
Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Partner to Host Event for Local Lenders
Local lenders are invited to attend a special event on Thursday, March 26 from 10am to noon at the Metro Development Center, located at 444 S. Fourth Street.
|Feb 28 2015||
Local Homebuying and Renovation Workshop Offers Free Guidance
In support of the revitalization that continues in the community, the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association will host a Wells Fargo Homebuying and Renovation workshop to allow prospective homeowners interested in the area to learn about preparing for homeownership and financing options that include renovation of existing homes.
|Nov 21 2014||
Develop Louisville Announces New Pricing Policy to Buy Publically-Owned Vacant Property
Develop Louisville (the city’s newly formed real estate development arm of Louisville Forward), has a new pricing policy for hundreds of properties that citizens can buy from the city. This pricing policy is meant to make purchasing a property from the city more transparent and predictable, while also encouraging redevelopment of these vacant properties.