We told you it’d be one to watch. The Paristown Preservation Trust’s $183 million redevelopment plan for the Louisville MetroUrban Government Center has a new face to match the name + new community feedback to guide the project.
Developers held a public meeting on Mon., May 16 at Highlands Community Ministries at 1228 E. Breckinridge St. — just two minutes up the street from the nearly 10-acre site in question at 810 Brent St.
To recap, the Paristown Preservation Trust’s plan for the former government center would include constructing two apartment complexes, a mixed-use facility, 150,000 sqft of Class A office space, a boutique hotel, a dog park, and 20 cottages on Vine Street.
If all goes according to plan, the Paristown Preservation Trust looks to break ground in January of 2023, so let’s check in on the development’s next steps + key players.
Rezoning the area into a Planned Development District, which will allow for the development of a variety of different building types
Once rezoning is complete, the group will create a book of guidelines that will serve as the zoning code
🏗️ Key players
Steve Smith, managing member of Paristown Preservation Trust, has worked to develop various projects in the Paristown Pointe area — including the Louisville Leather Co. building where The Café + Hopewell reside.
A council of neighbors from Paristown Pointe, Germantown-Paristown, Smoketown, Phoenix Hill + the Original Highlands — aka Neighborhood advisory committee— represent the interests of each neighborhood during the construction process. You can reach them here.
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Hi-Wire Run Club with Fleet Feet | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Co. | Free to attend | Run or walk three different routes + return to the taproom for a cold beer. 🍺
Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Barbecue | Fri., May 20 | 6 p.m. | Muhammad Ali Center | $85 | Support Summit Academy of Greater Louisville with a silent auction, live music, BBQ + bourbon from the region’s best distillers.
Silent Yoga | Sat., May 21 | 10:20 a.m. | TEN20 Craft Brewery | $10 | Enjoy a silent yoga flow taught by Lee Schardein.
Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals | Sun., May 22 | 2-5 p.m. | Louisville Slugger Field | $25+ | Bring your pet to this fundraiser for shelter animals + shop vendors, see animal booths, and participate in paw-some activities. 🐕
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Clique Boutique in NuLu will host a grand reopening ceremony at 709 E. Market St. on Sat., June 4. The beauty shop closed in 2020 + is giving the first 20 people in attendance free eyebrow shaping for a year. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and other giveaways will also take place. 🪞 (WDRB)
Gonna eat me a lot of peaches. The Peach Truck is driving its fresh Georgia peachesinto the 502 + Southern Indiana this summer. Its first stop will be at Brownsboro Hardware & Paint in Prospect on Tues., June 14. Pro tip: Preorder your fruit before the truck gets here. 🍑 (The Courier-Journal)
A potentially hazardous section of the 2nd Street Bridge was repaired on Tuesday after reports that the sidewalk railing was damaged or missing in some parts. The repairs are a temporary fix until the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s next inspection of the bridge, which should happen next month. 🔎 (WDRB)
18. That’s how many Jefferson County judicial candidates are advancing to the General Election on Tues., Nov. 8. Kentucky is one of 10 states that holds nonpartisan elections for its court system. Read up on the judges you’ll see on the ballot in November. 🧑⚖️ (WFPL)
Christmas Morning Café at 2359 Frankfort Ave. in the Clifton neighborhood is permanently closing on Sun., May 29. In a Facebook post announcing the closure, owners said they may come back with another Christmas-themed concept in the future. 🎄 (Louisville Business First)
Katy Perry has been living in nearby Henry County, about 42 miles away, for the last month as her fiance Orlando Bloom shoots his new movie, “Red Right Hand.” On a recent podcast appearance with Chelsea Handler, she called living in the commonwealth, “an amazing experience.” We think you’re cool too, Katy. 💖 (WLKY)
Oriental House at 4302 Shelbyville Rd. was recognized as the best Chinese restaurant in the state by 24/7 Wall Street. The pagoda-shaped restaurant in St. Matthews has been around since the 1960s + offers Hunan and Szechuan dishes. Get the lunch special for $8.50 — which comes with two spring rolls. 🥡 (LEO Weekly)
Drac is back. Actors Theatre of Louisvilleannounced its fall lineup, which includes productions of, “Dracula,” “Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer,” and “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets for all three shows go on sale to members on Tues., July 12. 🧛 (LEO Weekly)
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Seidenfaden’s, a 101-year-old dive bar in the Germantown-Paristown neighborhood is back open after closing last year.
The bar at 1134 E. Breckinridge St. is known for its late-night dance parties + has garnered a dedicated following over the years. Mention its return to the right person and you’ll see a sparkle in their eyes. ✨
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Editor’s pick:I was so stoked when I saw the, “We Are Open,” sign outside Seidenfaden’s on Tuesday because I never got to go before it closed — but I always heard tales of the legendary late nights there.
Of all the things I’ve heard about Seidy’s, one constant repeat is about how wonderful the former ownerAlex Cosby was. You can read more about him + follow his memorial page. 🤍
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