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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Adding Kentucky Wildflower Meadow and Community Gardens

New amenities slated for April completion PROSPECT, Ky. (March 21, 2017)— Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist community in Prospect, today announced the addition of new amenities including a wildflower meadow as well as a community garden. Both the community garden and the wildflower meadow will be located at Bergamot Drive and Chamberlain Lane, just west of the community’s amphitheater and lake. The three-acre wildflower meadow will incorporate species native to the state, and will include many of the varieties for which the community streets are named. The meadow will be in concert with nature and will enhance and attract…


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Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West

Photos from West Louisville Community Council’s Website Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and members of the West Louisville Community Council (WLCC) today to announce that the city has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of Heritage West in the Russell neighborhood. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for the property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “Heritage West represents 24 acres of opportunity. When we originally purchased this property in 2013, we knew it was ideal for redevelopment,” said the Mayor….


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Down and Prices Up in February

Louisville, KY (March 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales down 4.5% compared to February 2016. Sales totaled 1,054 this February versus 1,104 last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales were down just 0.8%, coming off of a strong January. With the lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 8.1% and the median price was up 8.5%. In Jefferson County, the average price in February 2017 was $191,281 and the median was $155,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 21% lower than at the same time last year. In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes…


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LouisvilleKy’s 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild Join Forces to Create The Hotel Room of the Future

Crowd-sourced contest opens today LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two rule-breaking Louisville-based companies have joined forces to transform the hotel guest experience. 21c Museum Hotels and GE Appliances’ FirstBuild™ are seeking the next great idea for The Hotel Room of the Future. Today’s travelers aren’t looking for just any place to lay their heads. Hotel guests today are more engaged, tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive to their surroundings than ever before, yet the average hotel room and experience hasn’t changed much in the last several decades. “After an engaging meeting with the FirstBuild team last year, we were inspired to find ways to continue…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders Monday to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs. “The nice weather we’ve had recently has given people the urge to get out and explore,” Fischer said. “There’s a little of something for everyone in the South Points Scenic Area – restaurants, landmarks, beautiful parks – and attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum. It’s…


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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Start 2017 Up

Louisville, KY (February 15, 2017) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported January 2017 sales up 1.8% compared to January 2016, with 957 units sold versus 940 last year.  The average price was up 5.3% and the median price was 5.8% higher than in January 2016.     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 activity that takes place late in the month to be counted. This ensures that the totals reported show the truest…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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….