September 7, 2017
Mayor Greg Fischer today joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.
The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and entertainment options to the heart of the historic neighborhood. The district will knit together five distinct neighborhoods, including downtown, NuLu, Smoketown, Germantown and the Highlands. Each of these neighborhoods is experiencing planned or ongoing transformative redevelopment, including substantial new residential and commercial projects, public art, workforce development and green infrastructure and neighborhood beautification. Construction on the site is expected to begin in 30 days.