Oct 20 2017 Louisville scores perfect 100 for third year on Human Rights Campaign scorecard

For the third year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard, which says the city remains a “beacon of hope” in terms of ensuring that all residents are treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Oct 19 2017 Vacant & Public Property Administration announces new programs for selling structures and lots

The Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) today announced three new programs designed to more rapidly move vacant properties back into productive use.

Oct 16 2017 District 8, Public Works, and Office of Advanced Planning announce Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue safety study

District 8 Metro Councilman Brandon Coan, Public Works, Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning have announced the Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue Safety Study with the purpose of analyzing existing safety and mobility issues on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue between Broadway and Interstate 264.

The goal of the study is to identify solutions for improving safety and mobility for all users with emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists.

Oct 13 2017 Former Okolona Library property for sale or lease

The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (“Metro”) is seeking a person or party to purchase or lease the property located at 7709 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY, 40219. Metro will entertain all offers and will evaluate based on the best interests of Metro. Metro does not commit to finalizing as sale or lease based on this availability.

Oct 6 2017 Brightside & Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 21

Thousands of volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 21 for the bi-annual Brightside & Passport Health Plan Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify sites across Louisville.

Volunteers across the city—Boy & Girl Scouts, neighborhood associations, business associations, elementary school classrooms, families and more—will be participating in this fall’s event.

Oct 5 2017 South Floyds Fork Vision workshop to be held on October 17

A community design workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Gheens Lodge at the Parklands of Floyds Fork to gather public input for the South Floyds Fork Vision, an ongoing process to create a visionary plan that will provide guidance for authentic, healthy, equitable, sustainable, and well-connected growth in the South Floyds Fork area.

Sep 28 2017 Mayor Fischer kicks off National Manufacturing Month

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined local leaders and business owners in an early kickoff for National Manufacturing Month in October.

Manufacturing is a major economic driver for the Louisville area, with 1,400 manufacturing companies employing approximately 83,000 people, representing 13 percent of the regional employment. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine ranked Louisville as the No. 1 city for manufacturing in the U.S.

Sep 25 2017 Mayor Fischer proposes $30 million bond for soccer project

Also will seek an additional $30 million for other economic development plans

Sep 22 2017 Mayor announces $200 million development in Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Sep 22 2017 Louisville CARES and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund will hold informational meetings for new applications

Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success (CARES) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) will be jointly hosting four informational meetings regarding the upcoming round of funding available for these two sources. This round of funding is comprised of $14.5 million dollars and is designed to provide gap and/or bridge financing to developers building affordable workforce housing or incorporating affordable workforce housing into market rate projects.

Sep 19 2017 Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on Heritage West site

Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Sep 7 2017 Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development
Mayor Greg Fischer today joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.
Sep 1 2017 Café now open at the Nia Center

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined local small business owner Pam Haines to cut the ribbon on Sweet Peaches 2 Roll café located in the lobby area of the Nia Center, the city’s one-stop workforce and entrepreneurial development center located at 2900 W. Broadway. The café will offer coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads and a variety of freshly baked pastries and will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.    

Sep 1 2017 City announces agenda for next week’s special Commission on Public Art meeting

The Commission on Public Art (COPA) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6 from 4-7 p.m. in the Old Jail Auditorium (514 W. Liberty) to discuss pieces in its inventory that can be interpreted as honoring discrimination, racism, bigotry or slavery. Today, the agenda for that meeting is available.

The agenda is as follows:

Aug 31 2017 METCO Board approves nine loans totaling about $1.5 million

Seven businesses have been approved for nine loans totaling about $1.5 million by the Department of Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO), including the city’s first ever Business Accelerator loan approved to a new business locating in the Russell neighborhood. The loans will leverage a total investment of $8.71 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.