See the Urban Government Center redevelopment in Louisville, KY

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A watercolor rendering of the Urban Government Center redevelopment. | Rendering by Depiction, LLC

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We told you it’d be one to watch. The Paristown Preservation Trust’s $183 million redevelopment plan for the Louisville Metro Urban 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 Barret Ave.

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.

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Part of the plan includes 20 cottages on Vine Street. | Rendering by Rendering by de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

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.

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The 10-acre site is located at 810 Brent St. | Rendering by de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

🏗️ In progress

  • 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.
  • Hollenbach-Oakley, is a real estate development firm assisting in the development.
  • CARMAN Landscape Architecture, a civil engineering + urban planning firm, is also assisting in the development.

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.