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that is some of the most...if not the most....impressive new construction I have seen in eons.  I know the site and area a bit, and that structure blends in/fits the site beautifully on so many levels.  BRAVO!

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wow that is beautiful inside & out. in fact its perfect. i would never have guessed its new contstruction as it looks so good and fits in so well.

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Unique zoning gives Clarksville control over development

Town officials hope Clark’s Landing will become an economic epicenter

By David A. Mann, News and Tribune, November 28, 2008

 

When the Clarksville Town Council earlier this month passed a measure that put new zoning on the old Colgate-Palmolive Co. plant, it chose a type of classification that could be found nowhere else in town.

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I drove by that building on Frankfort Avenue and did a double take...."I never knew that was there.."  goes to show you what a good fit it is. 

 

A parking lot to a nice urban mixed use building.  This where Louisville is heading.  I can't figure out where the money and market is coming from, though...

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earX-tacy is pretty much a must see if you are in Louisville!

 

'Weird' is making a comeback, business group says

Most have positive outlook about sales

By Jeffrey Lee PuckettCourier-Journal.com, December 24, 2008

 

When ear X-tacy owner John Timmons first floated the idea of a "Keep Louisville Weird" campaign, the goal was to keep local money circulating among local businesses.

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Looks like City Center is a go.

 

City secures water company property for Cordish deal

By Dan Klepal, Courier-Journal, January 7, 2009

 

Louisville Metro government now controls all of the land needed to expand the 4th Street Live entertainment complex.

 

The city closed last month on 5 acres of prime downtown real estate -- the so-called water company block -- paying slightly more than $12.5 million.

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And to think there was a real, historic public market space, the Haymarket,  just a few blocks away.  That was probably Louisvilles big faux paw, not doing a "North Market" thing on the Haymarket site.

 

This is OK as second best, though.  I just hope they dont do much demolition of older buildings. 

 

I think the story demonstrates something that is an advantage for Louisville, that keeps it from being as sucky as Dayton, is that you have wealthy locals like Augusta Holland and her husband, who are the types Richard Florida talks about when the he talks about "talent" and the "creative class", who decide to either stay in the city or move back to the city to make in better in various ways, like this market concept.

 

In a place like Dayton this element leaves town and stays gone.  You used to see this more maybe a generation ago (like the Kettering Tower, or the money behind the first attempt at the Arcade Renovation, or even as recent as the Shuster), but they seem to be gone from the local scene. 

 

Sorry for hi-jacking this with the Dayton aside, but I thought this was an example of why things "happen" in Louisville when by rights the place should be deader than it is.

 

 

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Lucky Stike was one of my favorite destinations in DT Louisville, and I'm sad that it was forced to close even though it was a very profitable venture. It's amusing that the new flagship development that Cordish is planning features bowling lanes.

 

Sports & Social Club planned at 4th Street Live

By Sheldon S. Shafer, courier-journal, March 3, 2009

 

A new anchor tenant is coming to 4th Street Live -- the Sports & Social Club that will replace the Lucky Strike bowling alley that closed earlier this year.

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^ Another article posted above.

 

Downtown Development Corp. officials, building owner hurt in stairwell collapse

By Brent Adams, Business First of Louisville, March 3, 2009

 

Two officials with the Downtown Development Corp. were seriously hurt Tuesday when a stairway they were on collapsed in the Fort Nelson building on the northwest corner of Eighth and Main streets.

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Louisville continues to impress me, and that Frankfort Avenue building is the best low-rise infill I've seen anywhere in the United States. Hardly anybody is doing buildings like that.

 

Louisville makes me wonder if city-county consolidation is the way to go.

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Why is it so big? 22,000 seats is f$&king huge, one of the largest arenas in the United States. Is the University of Louisville basketball team that popular? I know Kentucky likes basketball, but Jesus...

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Why is it so big? 22,000 seats is f$&king huge, one of the largest arenas in the United States. Is the University of Louisville basketball team that popular? I know Kentucky likes basketball, but Jesus...

 

They average just about 20k per game and there is a waiting list for season tix.  Yes, Louisville basketball is that popular.

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Louisville officials boast arena's progress

AP, June 21, 2009

 

LOUISVILLE — Officials made some bold declarations about the progress and prestige of the under-construction downtown Louisville arena during a recent tour.

 

"We're not going to stop construction," said Bill Hedge, project manager for M.A. Mortensen Co. "We are going to play basketball here in 2010, and we're gonna do it in budget."

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Downtown Louisville arena lands conventions, transportation grant

Business First of Louisville, August 7, 2009

 

The new downtown Louisville arena won’t open until November 2010, but already it has landed two large conventions.

 

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that the 24th annual Global National Youth International Conference will come to the arena and the Kentucky International Convention Center July 3 to 11, 2011.

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U of L cuts ribbon on housing development

Business First of Louisville, August 10, 2009

 

Officials with the University of Louisville held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to mark the opening of The Province, an 858-bed student-housing complex.

 

Click here for more information about The Province --

http://louisville.livetheprovince.com/louisville/amenities/

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Posted another development above.

 

Opinion near on mayor's authority to aid developer

By Dan Klepal, Courier-Journal, August 9, 2009

 

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office says it is close to issuing an opinion on whether Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson overstepped his authority when giving financial help and property — without council approval — to the developer of 4th Street Live.

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Across from the famous Louisville Slugger museum is the new Library and Headquarters of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

 

They have some great history of the area and building on their website as well as photos and video.

 

KENTUCKY TOBACCO CO. WAREHOUSE & BRANDEIS & SANDERS BUILDING

 

The videos are especially interesting as they show the progress of the reno.

 

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Background:

http://www.sar.org/News/NSSAR%E2%80%99s-future-home-Looking-Forward-Looking-Back-Part-1

 

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrYg337s2P8

 

 

 

 

More at http://www.sar.org/

 

 

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KFC Yum! Center is the new name for Louisville's Downtown Arena?

 

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PRESS RELEASE

April 19, 2010, 9:59 a.m. EDT 

 

Louisville Downtown Arena Officially Becomes KFC Yum! Center

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- It's official. Yum! Brands, a prominent, global corporation proud of its Louisville roots and extensive community involvement will stamp its name on the city's newest addition.  Effective immediately, KFC Yum! Center will be the new name for the 721,000 square-foot, downtown arena slated to open on time this fall.

 

The $13.5 million, 10 year agreement is between Yum! Brands, Inc. and Team Services, LLC, a leading naming rights agency that was retained by the Louisville Arena Authority (LAA) to market this exclusive opportunity.  It includes a right of first negotiation to extend the agreement for five years beyond the 10 year agreement if both parties agree in the eighth year.

 

"We are absolutely thrilled to unveil our new arena name, KFC Yum! Center," said Jim Host, Chair of the Louisville Arena Authority.

 

Full press release: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/louisville-downtown-arena-officially-becomes-kfc-yum-center-2010-04-19?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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UGH.

 

At least it isn't the KFC Double Down Louisville Sports Arena. Because, you know, the two go hand-in-hand, like KFC and exercise.

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Louisville Water Co. Inc.’s Pump Station No. 1 on Zorn Avenue will receive a $1.7 million renovation.  This National Historic Landmark began puming water in 1860.  The work will be done by Cincinnati-based HGC Construction and will include masoncry and cast iron repairs, a new slate roof, exterior painting, repair of terra cotta capitals and other exterior work.

 

http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2010/04/19/daily28.html

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A developer wants to tear down the Iron Quarter, a historic but run-down block on Main Street.  But there will be some fight for it.  Even the mayor doesn't want the buildings lost forever.  Preservation Louisville named the Iron Quarter to Louisville's most endangered places last year.

 

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100428/BUSINESS/4280413/1008/news01/Developer+seeking+permission+to+tear+down+historic+Main+St.+buildings

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Louisville Water Co. Inc.’s Pump Station No. 1 on Zorn Avenue will receive a $1.7 million renovation.  This National Historic Landmark began puming water in 1860.  The work will be done by Cincinnati-based HGC Construction and will include masoncry and cast iron repairs, a new slate roof, exterior painting, repair of terra cotta capitals and other exterior work.

 

http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2010/04/19/daily28.html

 

Good news, indeed!

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March 19, 2010 article from Buildipedia.com about the Louisville's Downtown Arena, currently under construction:  House of Cards: Louisville Downtown Arena.  Below are a couple of renderings previous posted in this thread and some photos from the Buildipedia article for comparison.

 

 

Rendering of the arena from the river/freeway side with downtown in the background

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Rendering of the arena from the downtown side

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Same downtown view

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View from the bridge road next to the arena

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View from above the freeway next to the arena

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Freeway level view of the arena

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Louisville Botanical Gardens Master Plan Unveiled

 

Botanica is set to unveil plans for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, a proposed 23-acre park located at River Road and Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Projected to open in 2019, the gardens may draw more than 100,000 visitors a year.

 

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More: http://urbanup.net/2014/11/13/louisville-botanical-gardens-master-plan-unveiled/

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