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Landbank Authority approves sales of 50 vacant properties in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – 50 vacant properties in various neighborhoods were approved for sale to buyers by the Landbank Authority at its November meeting. An increase in sales can be attributed to new programs of the Vacant & Public Property Administration, which debuted on October 20. The programs are designed to provide more opportunity for residents to purchase Landbank Authority-owned vacant properties. For comparison, 56 vacant properties were sold in all of 2016 and 36 vacant properties had been sold in 2017 year-to-date. The following structures were demolition candidates but were approved for sale as part of the new program called…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up

Louisville, KY (November 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 2.34% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in October were 1,445 versus 1,545 last October representing a 6.47% decrease. The average price YTD was up 5.02% and the median price was up 5.06%. In Jefferson County, the average price in October 2017 was $196,908 and the median was $163,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 9.59% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 7.72% lower than October 2016. Inventory…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor’s Music & Art Series will discuss The Louisville Knot

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the next installment of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall. The topic of the event will be The Louisville Knot, an upcoming art installation to be installed under the 9th Street underpass at Main Street. Louisville Metro Government, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, selected a multi-disciplinary team to design and to build a public art and lighting feature to enhance the 9th Street underpass. The installation, called The Louisville Knot, proposes to enhance…


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LouisvilleKY’s Omni Hotel now taking online reservations

Website Booking Launches, 600 Rooms Now Available for Individual Travelers; Hotel to feature more than 20 unique experiences and services LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2017) – Omni Louisville Hotel, the city’s tallest, most luxurious, full-service hotel is now taking online reservations! Whether you’re a Kentucky Bourbon Trail traveler, a couple planning a romantic weekend anniversary or entrepreneur scouting Louisville as a business location, you can now book your room directly on Omni Louisville’s website, which launched this week. “You know you are really ‘open for business’ when guests can start planning their trips and reserving their rooms,” said Scott Stuckey, Omni Louisville…


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Last Beam set for LouisvilleKy’s Kentucky International Convention Center

  Information and photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page   Louisville, KY., – With the accompaniment of Butler Traditional High School Marching Band’s drumline and drum majors,  the last beam was set Thursday, officially topping off the Kentucky International Convention Center’s expansion. The $200 million renovation project is expected to be complete by August 2018. The expansion will provide 25% more convention business with 200,000 sq. feet of Great ready for a convention boom in Louisville. It’s the official topping off of the KY International Convention Center. The completion of the $200 million renovation project is set for next…


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Now Open for Business: Google Fiber

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced today that Google has offically opened for business here in Louisville — residents in portions of Portland, Strathmoor and Newburg neighborhoods can now sign up for Google Fiber’s high speed internet service.  Here’s what Google Fiber’s website says about the new service:   While there may be arguments over the best bourbon for a Mint Julep or which horse is going to win the Derby, one thing Louisvillians can agree on is their city is on the rise. Louisville continues to move up the national rankings for population growth, job growth, and…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 2.9% Year-To-Date and Average Price Up 5.4%

    Louisville, KY – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) reported sales up 2.86% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017. Sales in September 2017 were 1,565 versus 1,671 last September. The average price YTD was up 5.39% and the median price was up 5.46%. In Jefferson County, the average price in September 2017 was $210,741 and the median was $171,900. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 10.54% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 7.79% lower than September 2016. Inventory in Oldham and Bullitt…


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LouisvilleKY Vote to be rescheduled on Butchertown Stadium Development District bond

Mayor agrees to push vote to Oct. 26 to give council more time for review Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the Louisville City Football Club jointly announced today that a vote on a $30 million bond for a new Butchertown Stadium Development District will be pushed back to Oct. 26, to give the Metro Council additional time for review. “I want the Council to have the time they need to understand what a smart opportunity this is for our city,” the Mayor said. “This stadium will anchor a $200 million project that develops…


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Mayor announces $200 million development in LouisvilleKY’s Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a $200 million economic development plan for about 35 underused acres in Butchertown that will be anchored by a 10,000-seat, 15-acre soccer stadium, allowing Louisville to compete for an MLS franchise. “This is an exciting, worthwhile project that takes an underused, very visible swath of land and creates a vibrant new stadium district that builds on the momentum downtown, in Nulu and Butchertown,” the Mayor said. “This is a smart opportunity, and when smart opportunities to move our city forward come up, we’re going to grab them.” (Listen to Mayor Greg Fischer…


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Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West site

Louisville, KY., – Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer has 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. “The Urban League’s plan reflects the community’s desire for a project that will bring immediate life to this key piece of land, and provide healthy outlets for youth and adults to engage in a variety of sports…