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LouisvilleKY neighborhood Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association

APA’s Annual List Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces Photos from American Planning Association’s website Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) today named Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list. As part of National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2016 are places…


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Edison Center, Metro Government offices brings new life to 7th and Ormsby in Old LouisvilleKY

  Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page LOUISVILLE (Aug. 17, 2016) – Today, City Properties Group, LLC celebrated the opening of their latest project, The Edison Center, in the Old Louisville neighborhood.  Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilman David James joined the developers in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly revitalized building.  Located at the corner of 7th and Ormsby streets, the prominent building was built in 1924 as a LG&E operations center to consolidate all field employees under one roof. LG&E operated on the site for over 50 years until it outgrew the facility. Vacant since the late 1990s,…


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A Good Walk Roiled in Old Louisville

Unless you are one of those people who really believe in ghosts, we all have to suspend some portion of what we really believe during Halloween season, the better to enjoy the attempts by professionals and amateurs alike to scare us with tales of the dead and their spirits — and the role they may play in the lives of the living. Therefore, if you really want to enjoy the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council’s production of “Victorian Tales of Terror” I suggest you bring along some impressionable youngsters and your imagination for a nice walk around St. James Court with some…


Two-Way Street Conversion Makes Sense in Louisville KY and Beyond

by John Gilderbloom and William Riggs A year ago, The Courier-Journal published our op-ed on the positive outcomes of converting multi-lane one-way streets to two-way traffic flow, and the piece went viral. It became one of the top downloaded pieces by planners, elected officials and public administrators and sparked a movement for citizens to take back their streets. Regionally New Albany, Lexington, Covington, Newport, Indianapolis and Cincinnati are now having lively debates over which streets to convert for the purposes of regenerating central business districts and nearby historic neighborhoods. Mayors, police chiefs, council members, developers, community activists, and the media…


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Visiting Some Zombies and Ghosts in Old Louisville

If you didn’t get around to going on the Victorian Ghost Walk in Old Louisville, you missed a real Halloween treat. You get to experience realistic portrayals of legendary characters, 22 of them, taking place in trees, sidewalks, back yards and inside the historic mansions of Old Louisville. These actors are portraying characters from the 1800s who died here and supposedly haunt the city, like the amazing Wise Witch, who performs in front of a twisted Maple with the story of a twister that ravaged the neighborhood. The stories are written by David Domine, the acclaimed local author and ghost…


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It’s great to be a Louisvillian this weekend!

Okay Louisville I realize there are a ton of awesome things to do here in Louisville this weekend. Lt. Kessinger, the head of special events for the LMPD has told me there are 8 big events just on Saturday alone! Because I love and work for The St. James Court Art Show I must plug it, however, I know you will be able to work some of these other great events into the mix too. This kind of weekend is why we love to be Louisvillians! Old Louisville is gearing up for St James. Today the food vendors began to…


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Fancy Pants bike Ride

Dress up for Bike Ride to Dawn at the Downs – Thursday, May 5, 2011 If an early morning at the track and even earlier morning on your bike sounds like fun to you then Bike to Dawn at the Downs tomorrow morning, Thursday May 5, is just for you! Join the early-rising sprocket jockeys in their best Derby attire for a ride from Central Park in Old Louisville to Churchill Downs. We’re not talking about spandex here. And this is no race. It’s for the Derby dame or dandy who likes the idea of riding in high style. Meet…


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Only One Way to Look at It: Two-Way Traffic is Good

Last night, the Metro Council approved a plan pushed by Council member David James that will convert parts of First and Brook streets in Old Louisville from one-way to two-way streets. It was the culmination of an idea being pushed for years and adopted by James when he got into office last year.. “More two-way streets are an important part of our strategy to renew historic neighborhoods near downtown,” says James. “Converting a majority of one-way streets to two ways allows for additional parking, trees, and bike lanes that calm traffic, making neighborhoods more livable for all who utilize the…


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