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Messer/Harmon JV to build LouisvilleKY’s soccer stadium

Same firm did Cardinal Stadium expansion; strong minority commitment LOUISVILLE – Messer/Harmon JV has been selected to build Louisville City Football Club’s new stadium in the historic and burgeoning Butchertown area. Construction begins in earnest this week. Messer Construction is one of the region’s largest building contracters and is employee-owned with nearly 120 works n the Louisville area. Harmon Construction, based in North Vernon, Ind., has strong ties to Louisville. William A. “Billy” Harmon, the firm’s president, played basketball for the University of Louisville from 1973–77. Messer and Harmon previously teamed up to manage the expansion of the University of Louisville’s…


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LouisvilleKY’s Opportunity Zones touted as great investment

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders, investors and Louisville Metro Government representatives to champion Opportunity Zones as a new tool to help revitalize Louisville neighborhoods. Additionally, the Mayor released the city’s Opportunity Zones Prospectus, a holistic document that showcases Louisville’s assets and will be shared with investors locally and across the country. “Opportunity Zones are a new avenue for us to attract investment to areas of our city that already have momentum and could see tremendous growth and opportunity with additional capital investment,” said the Mayor. “We want responsible development and projects that benefit our…


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Airbnb Delivers $2.1 Million in Tax Revenue Kentucky in First Year of Agreement

FRANKFORT, KY — Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that it remitted over $2.1 million in home sharing tax revenue on behalf of its Kentucky hosts in the first year of its tax agreement with the state, greatly exceeding initial projections. In September 2017, Airbnb and the Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a historic tax agreement, allowing the home sharing platform to automatically collect the 6% state sales tax and the 1% state transient room tax on behalf of its host community and remit the revenue directly to the commonwealth. That agreement took effect October 1, 2017, infusing a new revenue stream for the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Parks and Recreation Awarded $195,000 for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Parks and Recreation has been selected for a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Louisville Parks and Recreation is one of 10 organizations awarded the grant, which supports the development of green stormwater infrastructure. Green stormwater infrastructure in parks offer an effective way to positively impact environmental and social change, especially within underserved communities. Projects can mitigate the effects of climate-related weather events, improve community health, increase access to green space and nature, and provide opportunities for education, employment and social inclusion. By empowering local residents through meaningful community engagement, projects can address…


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LouisvilleKY Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities. The initiative will connect Russell residents and businesses that have been the backbone of the neighborhood with opportunities to build long-term individual and community wealth so that planned and underway new investment creating a renaissance in Russell does not result in their displacement. This initiative…


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LouisvilleKY’s Norton Commons Unveils North Village Market

Growing new urbanist community opens innovative retail, food and beverage retail cottages to incubate and cultivate rising local designers, artisans and food entrepreneurs PROSPECT, KY  – Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today was joined today by Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Louisville Small Business Development Center as they cut the ribbon on the community’s new North Village Market, a project aimed at incubating local food and retailers.  The open-air market is located at 6301 Moonseed Street, just a stone’s throw from the lakefront amphitheater, and includes six retail cottages. In addition, the space will…


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Heine Brothers’ Opening Two New LouisvilleKY area Locations This Fall

Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster to open in New Albany and the Outer Loop LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that it will open two new locations this fall, 410 W. Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN and 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood. “We’ve had requests for years to open new coffee shop locations throughout the region, and we’re excited to bring Heine Brothers’ to both New Albany and Okolona.” said Heine Brothers’ Co-founder and President, Mike Mays. “Heine Brothers’ shops are places to relax or…


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LouisvilleKy’s Convention Center Welcomes the World Back Inside

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is officially open, following a two-year, $207 million renovation and expansion project helmed by EOP/HOK Architects and Hunt Construction and over 60 sub-contractors.  State and local government officials, along with KICC facility officials and staff welcomed meeting clients, local stakeholders, interested citizens, and media to an open house Monday that showcased how the new facility will host small to large-scale events. The program included comments from: David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues Don Parkinson, Secretary of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet William M. Landrum III, Secretary of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet Greg Fischer, Mayor…


9th street corridor

LouisvilleKY receives AARP grant to begin improvements on the Ninth Street corridor

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government has been awarded a $10,550 AARP Community Challenge grant to begin making tactical improvements on Ninth Street, specifically at Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The grant is part of the AARP Livable Communities Initiative, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be livable and safe places for residents of all ages. The grant funds quick action projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability. Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the AARP grant. “My administration is committed to breaking down the 9th Street divide by bringing more city and private…


18th and Broadway

Realignment of Dixie Highway at Broadway in LouisvilleKY begins

Photos from Mayor Fisher’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer helped break ground Thursday to begin construction of the long-planned realignment of the intersection of Eighteenth Street, Dixie Highway and Broadway. The $1.1 million project will ease traffic conditions at an intersection that is the hub of a major revitalization of the area. The Republic Bank Foundation YMCA and the new corporate headquarters of Passport Health Plan—projects totaling nearly $160 million and bringing over 500 jobs to the area—are both under construction at the intersection. Dixie Highway becomes Eighteenth Street as it moves northbound across Broadway. Navigating that…