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 27 2018 Riverport Industrial Park designated as AT&T Fiber Ready

AT&T* is continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Kentucky.  AT&T and local officials today announced that the Louisville & Jefferson County Riverport Authority, more commonly known as Riverport Industrial Park, has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready.

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 23 2018 Downtown Louisville unveils 'The Barrel'

The Barrel,’ a creative urban attraction designating the intersection of Fourth and Main Streets as the center of the Bourbon District, was unveiled today.

Mar 22 2018 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel expansion to create 35 jobs at west Louisville location

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel LLC, a full-service used bourbon and whiskey barrel cooperage, will invest $850,000 and create 35 full-time jobs over the next five years as it relocates its Louisville operation, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Mar 13 2018 Mayor Fischer names Lisa Osanka as Interim Director ofLouisville Metro Housing Authority

Mayor Greg Fischer today named Lisa Osanka as the Interim Director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA).

“Our Metro Housing Authority is a national leader in neighborhood revitalization and housing development,” the Mayor said. “Lisa brings an activist’s passion and expertise in community engagement that will enhance an already remarkable team. We appreciate her commitment to the city and its residents.”

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 20 2018 Metro Housing Authority Director Tim Barry is retiring

The Director of Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA), Tim Barry, is retiring in late spring 2018. Barry was appointed to the position in 2001 by Mayor David Armstrong.