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.

Feb 19 2018 City launches Food Entrepreneurship series

Please note, we have received an overwhelming response to the launch of the Food Entrepreneurship series. The registration window is now closed, but stay tuned because we are developing an additional series. Details to come!

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.     
 
Feb 6 2018 DPL Financial Partners to create 40 jobs with Louisville expansion

DPL Financial Partners LLC, an independent insurance consulting firm, will expand in Louisville with a $3.6 million-plus investment expected to create 40 full-time, high-paying jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jan 31 2018 EY opens expanded Louisville office, adding 125-member national administrative team

EY, one of the world’s largest business-services organizations, opened its new center for executive assistants and other professional functions within its expanded and remodeled downtown Louisville office, Gov. Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jan 31 2018 Four businesses receive loans from city

Four businesses were approved for loans totaling $291,000 by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of more than $1.2 million and will assist the businesses to open, expand services or rehabilitate properties.

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. 

Jan 30 2018 Mayor Greg Fischer announces the members, scope of the Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee

Mayor Fischer today announced the names of seven experts and community leaders who will serve on his new Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee.

Originally announced in December, the Committee is charged with developing a set of principles for evaluating Louisville’s existing public art and monuments.

Jan 26 2018 Request for information issued for LMPD Impound Lot

Louisville Metro Government has officially started the search for a new Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

Jan 4 2018 Landbank Authority approves sales of 25 vacant properties

25 vacant properties in various neighborhoods were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at its December meeting. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.

Prior to the December meeting, 82 properties were sold in 2017 which is more than the number of Landbank Authority owned vacant properties sold from 2014-2016 combined (81).

Dec 20 2017 The Marian Group announced as development partner for former Urban Government Center site

Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed evaluation process, The Marian Group and Louisville Metro Government have signed a letter of intent to redevelop the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site in Paristown.

Nov 29 2017 Bonds sold for Butchertown soccer stadium district development

A milestone was reached today in the development of a soccer stadium district on about 35 underutilized acres in Butchertown.

Nov 27 2017 Seven businesses receive loans from city

Seven businesses were approved for loans totaling $410,000 by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of nearly $7 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.

METCO small business loans have been awarded to the following businesses: