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

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.

Aug 30 2017 Nomination window open for Brightside Awards

To celebrate their dedicated volunteers and business/corporate partners, Brightside has opened the nomination window for the Brightside Awards. The awards will be presented at the Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation on September 21 at Copper & Kings. Brightside asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, family member, colleague or company to be recognized for their dedication to keeping our city clean and green.

Aug 24 2017 Louisville Metro Housing Authority selected to join the first ConnectHome Nation Cohort

On August 21, 2017, Louisville Metro Housing Authority was selected to join the new ConnectHome Nation cohort alongside 30 other communities. These communities were chosen after an open application process and review by EveryoneOn.

Aug 18 2017 Process announced for identifying public art, monuments that could be seen as honoring bigotry, racism, slavery

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the process to identify public artworks and monuments that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.