Category Archives: downtown

Big Four Bridge set for completion

In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and […]

Ackerson troubled by Thunder seating change

The Derby Festival’s decision to charge for seating at Waterfront Park during Thunder Over Louisville doesn’t sit well with at least one city lawmaker, who believes the change will keep working families from attending. A week ago, festival officials announced that for the first time ever attendees must purchase a $4 Pegasus Pin to enter […]

Preservationists ask Metro Council to help save Whiskey Row

In a letter addressed to members of the Metro Council, local preservationists have asked city lawmakers to exam the settlement between the Mayor’s Office and developer Todd Blue in an effort to save Whiskey Row from demolition. In a surprise announcement, Mayor Greg Fischer said the city and the developer reached an agreement that allows […]

Whiskey Row could become parking lot

The settlement between the city of Louisville and developer Todd Blue allows the local businessman to use Whiskey Row as a surface parking lot for up to five years before any new development takes place, according to legal documents obtained by LEO Weekly. Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced the city and Blue had reached […]

Fischer green lights razing of Iron Quarter

The city of Louisville and developer Todd Blue have reached an agreement that allows the local businessman to demolsih the row of historic cast-iron buildings along Main Street within 90 days. In a consensus reached Monday, Blue has agreed to drop his federal lawsuit against Metro government while the city has said it will help […]

Aegon cuts hundreds of jobs in Louisville

The city’s jobs market took a big blow Wednesday, with Aegon Insurance Corp. announcing that it is consolidating its Louisville operations that will result in hundreds of jobs being moved to the company’s primary locations. There are currently 400 employees who work at the domed Aegon Center in downtown Louisville, and about 120 of those […]

HUD optimistic about Musuem Plaza loan

The movement to restart the Museum Plaza project took another step today with Congressman John Yarmuth and Gov. Steve Beshear announcing that significant progress has been made regarding the state’s application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a letter addressed to Yarmuth from HUD Assistant […]

Mayor Abramson turns on the lights

The opening of the KFC Yum! Center has the city sprucing itself up and tonight another multi-million dollar makeover of downtown Louisville will be unveiled when Mayor Jerry Abramson “flips the switch” on the Second Street Bridge light display. Earlier today the Mayor’s Office sent out a press release hyping the plaza under the bridge, […]

SoHo hosts open house in NuLu neighborhood

After changing ownership and being renamed earlier this year, the SoHo Lofts project will host an afternoon open house Oct. 2 to begin welcoming prospective residents in conjunction with the NuLu Festival along the East Market Business District. The new developers say the newly constructed SoHo Lofts offer affordable and eco-chic condo ownership in a […]

Take a bike

The city is planning to add hundreds of new bicycle racks in downtown garages that will be within walking distance of the KFC Yum! Center. According to Broken Sidewalk, a local blog, Bike Louisville has partnered with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) to install the sheltered bike corrals, which should be a 10 […]