Real-Estate

Jacob redevelopment

Mayor Fischer breaks ground on LouisvilleKY’s Jacob School redevelopment

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Fischer joined Councilwoman Marianne Butler to break ground on Bywater Development Group’s rehabilitation of the former Jacob School buildings in south Louisville. The comprehensive, historic redevelopment will create 58 affordable senior apartments. The two historic school buildings will be completely rehabbed, producing high-quality, energy-efficient apartments as well as the creation of common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab and other program areas. “The seniors living in these units will not only have a safe, affordable place to live but the community will also be glad to know that these historic buildings will be put back to…


Colonial Gardens

Redevelopment of south LouisvilleKY’s Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville Louisville, Ky., – The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area. Citizens sought successfully to designate the iconic Colonial Gardens building, located across from Iroquois Park, as a local landmark in 2008. The city purchased the property in 2013 to help foster its commercial redevelopment. The site’s developer, Underhill Associates, is in talks with local restaurant groups to occupy the space on the corner of…


greater louisville association of realtors

2016 LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up

  Louisville, KY (January 16, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported 2016 sales up 8% compared to 2015, with 17,653 units sold versus 16,337 in 2015. Sales in December 2016 were up 1.3% compared to December 2015, with 1,312 homes and condos sold versus December 2015 with 1,295 units sold. The median price was up 5.2% in 2016 and the average price was 3.0% higher than in 2015. GLAR releases monthly statistics mid-month to allow for the most accurate and comprehensive reporting possible. Local REALTORS report their residential sales totals to GLAR, and publishing the statistics mid-month allows for the…


metro logo

LouisvilleKY’s Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Radon Test Kits

January is National Radon Action Month LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 9, 2017) January is National Radon Action month. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants you to know the dangers of radon and encourages you to test your home. The department is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit online by clicking here or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is naturally found in soil. It can enter the home through small cracks in the home’s foundation and can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure….


ohio bridge downtown

LouisvilleKY drivers are ordering plenty of toll transponders

More are being ordered; account holders will pay lowest rates LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scores of drivers being introduced to RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project, are opening accounts and ordering transponders. Incredibly high demand for RiverLink transponders means supplies are being depleted more quickly than anticipated. All remaining RiverLink local and RiverLink E-ZPass transponders are expected to be distributed early this week. Drivers with RiverLink accounts waiting for transponders to arrive will pay the lowest rates, including the frequent-user discount. For these drivers only, the requirement that transponders be properly mounted in passenger vehicles…


ohio bridge downtown

Get Ready LouisvilleKY – The date for tolling has been set

Louisville, Ky., – Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. Tolled bridges include the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge. “Critical system testing is complete,” said Clint Murphy, director of tolling oversight for the Indiana Department of Transportation. “While system preparations are continuing, we’ve cleared the necessary hurdles to set a start date for tolling. The Ohio River Bridges Project will mean faster and safer commutes for drivers. Without tolling, this new and improved transportation system would not be…


vision russell

LouisvilleKY selected to receive $29.5 million HUD grant to jumpstart Russell revitalization

LOUISVILLE (December 12, 2016) — Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is receiving a $29.5 million implementation grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative program. The federal funding is expected to leverage more than $200 million in private, foundation, nonprofit and public dollars to fully implement Vision Russell, a comprehensive transformation plan for the neighborhood, starting with a phased deconstruction and redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace public housing site. Vision Russell was developed over the past two years by Louisville Metro Government, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) and community residents, agencies…


Louisville Sterling

Historic LouisvilleKY beer brand redeveloping historic properties

Buildings to house offices, tasting room, event space and brewery Photo from Louisville Sterling’s Facebook page LOUISVILLE, KY (December 7, 2016) – Louisville Sterling, LLC has purchased two city-owned historic properties at 1300-1306 Bardstown Road in the Highlands’ commercial district, with plans to open a small brewing operation and event space. Louisville Sterling purchased the properties for $425,000 and plans to fully restore both buildings, which were built in 1900, returning approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space into newly designed and productive use. Plans for the buildings include Sterling’s offices, a tasting room and gathering house, event space and…


east end bridge

LouisvilleKY’s East End Crossing opens December 18

  Photos from East End Crossing’s Facebook page   December 5, 2016 – The East End Crossing portion of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project is scheduled to open to traffic Sunday, December 18 following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony with project officials and a public caravan across the new bridge. The long-anticipated 8 ½ miles of new road connects the eastern edge of suburban Louisville and an area just east of Jeffersonville, Ind. with its centerpiece 2,500-foot cable-stay bridge reaching across the Ohio River. Because of a lack of public parking and limited accessibility to the area, space at the…


walmart

West Louisvilleky launches effort to get Wal-Mart to reconsider building at 18th and Broadway

    Louisville – Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Kelly Downard (R-16) are supporting a petition started by the Reverend Kirk M. Bush of Harrods Creek Baptist Church, asking Wal-Mart to reconsider their recent decision to cancel plans for the new supercenter development that was planned for 18th and Broadway. “We need Wal-Mart, We want Wal-Mart, we are encouraging them to rethink their decision and come back to the table,” said Green.  “We are desperate for the same goods, services and conveniences available in other parts of our community and implore Wal-Mart to give the…