Gov. Andy Beshear, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky + Norton Healthcare announced a $100 million investment in West Louisville — one of Kentucky’s most underserved communities.
The investment will transform a 20-acre site at 28th and Broadway near Kroger + Better Days Records West into an Opportunity Campus, which will house life-enhancing services and programs + a $70 million Norton Healthcare center.
Let’s break down these two new developments coming to the West End by 2024.
A 120,000-sqft building on the campus will be used as a one-stop-shop for people who need help establishing self-sufficient lives.
The facility will also co-locate Big Brothers Big Sisters, KentuckianaWorks, Volunteers of America, the YMCA, Legal Aid Society, Park Community Credit Union, Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center and the Kentucky College of Barbering. Together, those agencies alone are expected to bring 200+ jobs with an average annual wage of $59,000.
Here are some of the services that will be provided at the Goodwill facility:
- Job training programs
- Legal support
- Youth mentoring
- Restorative justice services
- Drop-in childcare
- Personal grooming services
- Behavior + mental health treatment
- Second-chance banking
Norton Healthcare hospital
A building with upward of 60,000-sqft on Opportunity Campus will house a Norton Healthcare hospital. It will be the area’s first hospital in over 100 years + is expected to create ~100 new jobs with an average salary of $60,000.
Here are the comprehensive services the new healthcare facility will provide:
- Adult and pediatric primary care physician offices
- Emergency room services
- Impatient and outpatient functions
- X-rays and CT scans
- Speciality services including women’s health, cardiology, neurology, and endocrinology
In addition to this new investment, here are three other happenings in West Louisville:
- A $100 million, Class A business center called the Louisville Logistics Park is planned for an 80-acre site on Cecil Avenue which will be home to light manufacturing and assembly, warehouse distribution + office space.
- Work is currently underway on the Louisville Change Lab — part of the Health Equity Innovation Hub — which is part of a $25 million investment from UofL, Humana + the Humana Foundation to improve health outcomes for residents.
- An affordable housing development is also in the works for the Russell neighborhood at the corner of 8th and Main Streets that will be the site of a gated community with about 80 units.