Yale Students Present Downtown Distillery Designs for Louisville

The students from the Yale School of Architecture who visited Louisville in February have unveiled their designs for a distillery downtown. The students studied the region on their visit, with a specific focus on Louisville’s downtown and the bourbon industry. Their task was to each design a distillery that could stand near First and Main […]

Fourth Street Retail Plan Could Lead to Changes in Parking, Traffic

The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation is considering various adjustments to South 4th Street to make the area a retail hub. The organization hopes to recruit small and local businesses to set up in the two blocks of 4th Street north of Broadway. A loan program and a study showing high potential for retail downtown could […]

PARC Testing Electronic Parking Terminals

The Parking Authority of River City is testing out three new electronic pay stations that could eventually replace parking meters downtown. The pay stations are single terminals that allow drivers to use coins, cash or cards to pay for on-street parking. They cost $7,000 to $11,000 each—nine to fourteen times what a regular parking meter […]

DDC Close to Finalizing 4th Street Plan; Clock, Birthday Park Possible Attractions

Louisville’s Downtown Development Corporation could finalize a plan to bring more retail to south 4th Street this week. The plan was first introduced last month. It outlines how the DDC can bring in new anchor businesses to the area between Broadway and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, then fill the areas in between with smaller shops. It’s […]

PNC Plaza Sold

PNC Plaza in downtown Louisville has been sold. A division of Optima International purchased the building at 5th and Jefferson streets for roughly $77 million. Business First reports that the tower’s value has increased since it was sold in 2000 and 2007, and that could be indicative of increased value of downtown properties in the […]

Plans for Downtown Retail Will Be Unveiled Tonight

The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss development plans for south 4th Street downtown. Since January, the DDC has commissioned studies on the potential for the area between 4th Street Live and Broadway. About one third of the storefronts in the area are vacant, according to the DDC. And […]

Developers Cancel Museum Plaza

The proposed Museum Plaza project in downtown Louisville has been canceled. The tower at 6th and Main streets would’ve been the tallest building in Kentucky. It was put on hold three years ago when the developers could not find a suitable bond deal to finance the project. Hope for the $490 million project was renewed […]

Hearing on Attempt to Delay Whiskey Row Destruction is This Week

A federal judge will hear arguments this week over whether to further delay the demolition of the Whiskey Row buildings in downtown Louisville. Through an agreement between Mayor Greg Fischer and developer Todd Blue, the strip of buildings could’ve been destroyed as early as today. Preservationists fought the deal and last week they filed for […]

Blue Says Money Is Key to Saving Whiskey Row Facades

Developer Todd Blue has just over two months before he can destroy the buildings to make way for a parking lot, then for the Iron Quarter development. The city has agreed to find the best way to preserve or recreate the facades, and Mayor Greg Fischer will ask the Metro Council to approve a $450,000 budget allocation to help Blue follow through on the plan.