Louisville developments to watch in 2022

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A rendering for the $16 million 500W project. | Rendering courtesy of SomeraRoad

The city is springing up around us every day and it can be hard to keep track of all the busy hands working on the latest apartment complex, retail center, or events venue.

That’s where we come in to help you stay up-to-date on some of the city’s largest projects. Though a few of these developments won’t be finished until 2023 — like NuLu Crossing — they’ll be ones to watch for their community + economic impact.

500W, 500 West Jefferson St.

Price: $16 million

Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, this project by SomeraRoad seeks to revamp the Downtown office experience with a two-story atrium facing Jefferson Street, a lobby coffee shop, seating areas, flexible meeting spaces + outdoor seating. See also: a lounge and cocktail bar — with private bourbon lockers — and a greenscaped rooftop terrace for major city views.

Projected completion date: June 2022

NuLu Crossing, 700 E. Main St.

Price: $78 million

Campisano Capital is a development group to watch with multiple NuLu-based projects in the works, but this one will occupy 2.5 acres. NuLu Crossing will boast 107,000-sqft of office space, a local grocery store, 125 apartment units, a fitness studio, retail center + a 415-car parking garage.

Projected completion date: 2023

ANGELS ENVY Brand Home Expansion

Angel’s Envy’s expansion will create 20 new jobs. | Rendering by Joseph & Joseph + Bravura Architects

Angel’s Envy Distillery expansion, 500 E. Main St.

Price: $8.2 million

This project will add 13,000-sqft to the brand’s Downtown home. A new event space, bar, and tasting rooms + expanded retail space is expected to increase guest capacity by 64,000.

Projected completion date: Spring 2022

Derby City Gaming Downtown, 140 S. Fourth St.

Price: $80 million

This 43,000-sqft gaming center will include 500 historical horse racing machines, a fresh-air gaming area, a 200-space parking lot, multiple bar options — including a wine and charcuterie lounge — a bourbon library + retail store.

Projected completion date: Mid-2023

Urban Government Center redevelopment, 810 Barret Ave.

Price: N/A

The Paristown Preservation Trust is the latest developer to try its hand at re-imagining this long-empty property. Its vision includes tearing down the current buildings and constructing apartments, office and retail space, a boutique hotel, a conference center + parking.

Projected completion date: N/A