Yale Students to Plan Urban Distillery in Louisville

A group of students from the Yale School of Architecture will visit Louisville this year to design an urban distillery downtown, though the project won’t necessarily result in the distillery being built. The visit is part of Yale’s advanced design studios program. In addition to Kentucky, students in other studios will visit Venice, Denmark, Finland, Los […]

Beshear Signs Law to Fight Vacant Property

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a new law that aims to boost revenue and beautify neighborhoods. When a property is vacant and falls into a state of disrepair, city governments often cut grass and board up windows, then fine the owner for the work. In Louisville, Metro Government has spent millions keeping up empty […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Form Metropolitan Caucus

A loose-knit group of Kentucky House members from the commonwealth’s more populated areas is meeting regularly in Frankfort. It’s called the Metropolitan Caucus, and it’s an informal group of Kentucky House members that meets regularly to discuss issues of mutual interest. The Kentucky General Assembly has a Subcommittee on Rural Issues, but no counterpart for metropolitan areas. […]

Colgate Plant Sold

The plant was sold to the Boston Development Group, which is led by a local doctor. The group previously was the top bidder for the plant at an auction, but the deal fell through late last year. Much like that sale, the new deal anticipates foreign investors helping finance the redevelopment of the plant and the surrounding area into Clark’s Landing.

HUD Letter Renews Hope For Museum Plaza Loan

The state applied for the loan through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which uses private investments to help finance projects that will benefit multiple communities. Congressman John Yarmuth says he recently received a letter from HUD officials that said they were optimistic the loan could be arranged.

In Louisville, Suburban Dollars Fund Urban Services

Next month, the Metro Council will begin debating how to pay the final $30 million of the city’s settlement with firefighters over miscalculated overtime. The debt dates back to the pre-merger City of Louisville, and some council members want taxpayers in the old city, now called the Urban Services District, to pay it off. Others […]