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Landbank Authority completes record-breaking year of LouisvilleKY vacant property sales

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro employees and the Landbank Authority to celebrate the conclusion of a record-breaking year of efforts to return vacant properties in Louisville to productive use. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18—a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, 29 sales were made. Metro officials attribute the increase in sales to new sales programs—Last Look, Cut It Keep It and Flex Rate policy—that were debuted in October 2017….

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Viking Partners Announces the Redevelopment of LouisvilleKY’s Hurstbourne Business Park

$100 Million Project Will Include Residential, Hotel, Restaurants and Retail CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viking Partners Fund III, LLC (“Fund III”), a private equity real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition, turnaround and disposition of value-add real estate in the Midwest and Southeast United States, today announced the redevelopment of Hurstbourne Business Park at the intersection of Shelbyville Road and Hurstbourne Parkway in the City of Hurstbourne (Louisville), Kentucky. The 27-acre property, which was acquired by Viking in September of 2016, includes 350,000 square feet of office space in two separate buildings as well as P.F. Chang’s and Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse….


LouisvilleKY’s Metro Animal Services breaks ground for new shelter

LouisvilleKY – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) last week for the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art animal care complex located at 3516 Newburg Road, which will replace the outdated shelter built in 1966. “This modern, full-service animal shelter will help us provide the optimal care that our animals deserve,” Mayor Fischer said. “I’m pleased to see yet another sign of the tremendous progress we’re making as a city and another reflection of our core value of compassion.” The 33,000-square-foot facility can house up to 235 animals. The nearly $11.5 million facility will…

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LouisvilleParking Authority to adjust surface lot, on-street and garage rates

Louisville, KY., – The Parking Authority of the River City (PARC) will adjust parking rates at its surface lots, meters and garages effective August 1. Meter rates will increase from $1.75 to $2 per hour. Monthly rates in PARC garages will increase by $5 in most facilities. PARC operates 17 public garages and lots in the Central Business District and will adjust rates in all but three – Riverfront garage located at 141 N. Sixth Street and Happy Birthday lot located at 920 W. Main Street, both of which will soon be undergoing updates and repairs, and the Omni garage…

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LouisvilleKY area Norton Commons Announces North Village Market

Growing new urbanist community to open innovative retail, food and beverage retail cottages to incubate and cultivate rising local designers and chefs PROSPECT, KY – Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today announced the community has broken ground on a new market in its North Village aimed at incubating local food and retailers.  The open-air North Village Market is located at 6301 Moonseed Street, just a stone’s throw from the lakefront amphitheater, and will include six retail cottages. Norton Commons expects to complete the project in mid-July. In a unique arrangement, Norton Commons is offering shorter-term agreements than…

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Heine Brothers’ Plans to Open New LouisvilleKY Store on June 1

Fair Trade and Organic Roaster has transformed building near Mid City Mall   LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, is soon ready to relocate its café at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away.  Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m. “Our customers have been asking for more space, so…

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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…

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Round1 coming to LouisvilleKY’s Jefferson Mall

Photos from Jefferson Mall’s Facebook page…   CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. and Louisville, KY., –(BUSINESS WIRE) CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) announced the first phase of redevelopment plans at Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky. The redevelopment will deliver a new-to-market entertainment venue, Round1 Bowling & Amusement. Construction on Round1 is currently underway in the former Macy’s building with an anticipated grand opening prior to holiday 2018. “The addition of Round1 will position Jefferson Mall as a premier entertainment destination for our customers in the Louisville market and will draw visitors from the surrounding region,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president & CEO, CBL Properties. “CBL has…

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LouisvilleKY’s Omni Residences now open for lease

Louisville, KY., – Empty nester? Single? Or a professional seeking to live closer their offices in Downtown Louisville?  The Residences at Omni Louisville are now accepting applications for lease for its 200-plus units in the Omni Louisville Hotel building. So far, 34 have been spoken for, leaving 191 still open for applications. Rent prices range between $1500 and $2500. That will get you access to the hotel’s spa, market, restaurants, bars and speakeasy, as well as a dedicated concierge, door-to-door dry cleaning services, 24-hour fitness center, rooftop pool, sky lounge, fire pit, a pet spa, and bicycle storage and repair…


Airbnb Delivers $700,000 to Kentucky in First 6 Months of Tax Agreement

FRANKFORT, KY – Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced that it collected and remitted over $700,000 in revenue to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the first six months of its historic tax agreement. In September 2017, Airbnb and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a tax agreement authorizing the company to collect and remit the state sales tax (6%) and the state transient room tax (1%) on behalf of its Kentucky hosts. That agreement took effect on October 1, 2017. The September announcement noted that based on the state sales tax alone, if Airbnb bookings to Kentucky were to replicate that of the previous 12 months,…