Apr 25 2017 Downtown Louisville launches The Bourbon District

The first phase of the Bourbon District – an initiative that pays homage to Downtown Louisville’s rich bourbon history and recognizes the city’s current bourbon industry boom – was unveiled today on Main Street in front of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 

Apr 24 2017 City supports creation of Russell Arts and Cultural District

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, the Concerned Pastors of Russell and representatives of the Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC) to announce a formal agreement to implement an Arts, Cultural and Commercial District along West Muhammad Ali Boulevard between 6th and 21st streets.

Apr 20 2017 Care Innovations to expand Louisville operation, create 24 jobs

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Care Innovations LLC, a telehealth company specializing in designing, developing, and optimizing remote care delivery programs, will invest nearly $1.7 million to relocate and expand its research and development center, creating 24 high-wage jobs in Louisville.

Apr 19 2017 Passport Health Plan announces decision to move headquarters to west Louisville

 Managed care organization to create Health and Wellness Campus at 18th Street and Broadway

Passport Health Plan announced today that it has acquired a significant West Louisville property at 18th Street and Broadway. Passport’s plan for the 20-acre site is to create a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Campus to serve the needs of the local community and house its 500-plus employees in its new corporate headquarters.

Apr 14 2017 Mayor Fischer celebrates first completed home in Cedar Street development

Mayor Greg Fischer today, with non-profit developer Community Ventures, welcomed the Smith family, the first residents of the Cedar Street development, to their new home. The Cedar Street development is a project to construct 28 energy efficient, market-rate, custom built homes in the Russell neighborhood.                          

Apr 12 2017 Redevelopment project that includes soccer stadium holds promise, but much work remains

A proposal to redevelop 40 acres in Butchertown into a vibrant addition to the neighborhood that would include mixed-use development and a 10,000-seat soccer stadium holds enormous potential and promise, Mayor Greg Fischer said today.

But he also urged caution, noting that there are many steps involved in making the project a reality, including establishing how the project will be financed and what role the city will play.

Apr 12 2017 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 15

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, April 15 for the bi-annual Brightside & Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

More than 200 groups — Boy & Girl Scouts, neighborhood associations, business associations, elementary school classrooms, families and more — will be participating in Saturday’s event, which serves as the kick off to Mayor Fischer’s Give A Day Week of Service, April 15-23.

Apr 10 2017 Mayor announces plans moving forward for $35M expansion of Waterfront Park

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, the Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC), the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), and MKSK Studios to announce that a major piece of planning for Waterfront Park Phase IV is in place.

Apr 6 2017 Public meetings to be held to discuss Lexington Road safety improvements

The Louisville Metro Office of Advanced Planning will hold public meetings at 6 p.m. on April 19 and May 18 at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road, to discuss safety improvements coming soon to Lexington Road between Grinstead Drive and Payne Street.

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.

Apr 3 2017 Applications now being accepted for spring and summer sessions of the Louisville Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the spring and summer sessions of the Louisville Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The three-week program provides micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults who have creative skills, to help supplement their income by selling their crafts on the Etsy online platform. 

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 28 2017 Local officials join in breaking ground on SouthPointe Commons retail development

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilman Robin Engel (D-22) and members of Louisville-based Barrister Commercial Group (BCG) to break ground on the $80 million SouthPointe Commons retail development.

The 363,000-square-foot retail and lifestyle center is located at the southeast corner of the Gene Snyder Freeway and Bardstown Road on about 48 acres of commercially zoned land.

Mar 27 2017 Office of Sustainability announces Kilowatt Crackdown award winners

The Metro Office of Sustainability has announced the winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown, a city-wide competition that challenges building owners and operators to decrease energy use in their buildings. Award winners were announced on March 22 at a luncheon sponsored by Harshaw Trane.

Mar 24 2017 Great Flood Brewing Company opens production brewery in Shelby Park neighborhood

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined the founders of Great Flood Brewing Company and members of the Shelby Park neighborhood to officially open a new distribution and production brewery for the growing local beer brand.