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.
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.
🏗️ 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.