Nov 5 2018 164-acre Riverport Phase 5 ready for development
Nov 5 2018 Mayor Fischer champions Opportunity Zones

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders, investors and Louisville Metro Government representatives to champion Opportunity Zones as a new tool to help revitalize Louisville neighborhoods. Additionally, the Mayor released the city’s Opportunity Zones Prospectus, a holistic document that showcases Louisville’s assets and will be shared with investors locally and across the country.

Oct 31 2018 City announces RFP for Smoketown neighborhood plan

Mayor Fischer announced today that Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning has issued a Request For Proposal for the creation of a new Smoketown neighborhood plan. This neighborhood plan is expected to be complete by the end 2019 and is an update to the current Smoketown/Shelby Park Neighborhood Plan, which was adopted in 2002.

Oct 31 2018 City announces Request For Proposal for Broadway master plan

Mayor Fischer has announced today that Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning will issue a Request For Proposal to create a master plan for Broadway between Shawnee Park and Baxter Avenue.

Oct 25 2018 American Airlines announces new nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport
American Airlines today announced new daily nonstop service between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using a 128-seat Airbus 319 aircraft with WiFi and in-seat power. The daily flight is scheduled to depart SDF at 7:24 a.m. and arrive at LAX at 9:00 a.m. The nonstop return flight is scheduled to depart LAX at 10:55 p.m. and arrive at SDF at 6:02 a.m.
 
Oct 17 2018 2018 Sustainability Summit theme is Learning Together: Fostering a Culture of Sustainability

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center.

The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville.

Oct 2 2018 Public invited to comment on Jefferson Square draft redesign

Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning, with local consultant MKSK and Louisville Downtown Partnership, has completed a conceptual vision for the redesign of Jefferson Square, Louisville’s civic square, and is seeking additional public feedback.

Oct 1 2018 The Tom Owen CycLOUvia in the Highlands returns October 21
CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Bardstown Road for the seventh time on Sunday, October 21. The CycLOUvia on Bardstown Road is named in honor of former District 8 Councilman Tom Owen, a lifelong advocate for bicycles and pedestrians in our community. 

Sep 17 2018 Fifth annual Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation set for September 20

Brightside, Louisville’s organization for keeping the city clean and green through beautification and education, will be holding its 5th annual Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation from 6-9 p.m. on September 20 at The Louisville Palace (625 S. 4th Street).

Sep 13 2018 Louisville Metro, U of L, KIPDA and AARP Kentucky announce Age-Friendly Louisville plan for 2019-21

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government, together with the University of Louisville’s Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging, AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), have completed an Action Plan for Age-Friendly Louisville, an initiative to create an accessible and inclusive city for people of all ages and abilities.

Aug 17 2018 Cuddle Clones Ranks No. 862 by Inc. 5000 and #1 in Kentucky
Cuddle Clones, an award-winning Louisville company that specializes in creating the highest quality custom products made to look like people’s pets, announced its inclusion in the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Aug 16 2018 The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck returns to Iroquois Park September 16

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,300 people participated in the event, and organizers hope to boost that number this year.

Aug 15 2018 Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust today announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities.

Aug 15 2018 Applications being accepted for second cohort of city’s Entrée-preneurship Series

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is accepting applications for the second cohort of the city’s Entrée-preneurship Series, a free program designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs.

Aug 14 2018 Develop Louisville, Metro Council and Louisville Tourism propose changes to short term rental ordinance

In December 2015, Metro Council passed an ordinance to regulate the use of short term rentals; customers often book short term rentals through online platforms such as AirBnB, VRBO, and others. City leaders have been monitoring implementation of this ordinance and the evolution of the new shared economy.