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Doing Business Downtown

Downtown Louisville is the location of approximately 70,000 jobs for Metro Louisville and is the business, visitor, cultural, government and sports center of Metro Louisville. Downtown is home to over 1,500 businesses and most of the city’s major cultural facilities. Its assessed property value is approximately $2.3 billion and private sector payroll totals almost $2.5 billion. Downtown is also the focal point for visitors and hosts the majority of the conventions in this thriving market. Downtown is the heart of any vibrant, growing city and the most dynamic place for businesses.

Development Activity


4th Street Live!

LOCATION : 400 S. Fourth St.

INVESTMENT (IN MILLIONS): $2

STATUS : UNDERWAY

YEAR : 2015

UNDERWAY : 2015

COMPLETION : 12/2015

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION : new landscaping, lighting, furniture for patios, & pavers

TYPE : RENOVATION

PRIMARY FUNDING : PRIVATE

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514 South Fifth

LOCATION : 514 S. Fifth St.

INVESTMENT (IN MILLIONS) : TBA

STATUS : UNDERWAY

YEAR : 2015

UNDERWAY : 12/2012

COMPLETION : TBA

SIZE : 6,993 sf

# FLOORS : 3

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION : 3,600 sf retail/3 apartments

TYPE : ADAPTIVE REUSE

PRIMARY FUNDING : PRIVATE

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800 Tower City Apartments

LOCATION : 800 S. Fourth St.

INVESTMENT (IN MILLIONS): $10

STATUS : UNDERWAY

YEAR : 2016

UNDERWAY : 7/2015

COMPLETION : 12/2016

SIZE : 304,300 sf

# FLOORS : 29

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION : 289 apartments upgrades/modernized lobby & entrance/facade restoration

TYPE : RENOVATION

PRIMARY FUNDING : PRIVATE

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Development

Development projects in Downtown represent more than construction projects. They usually mean more jobs for Louisville Metro and produce more tax revenue to the city and state when complete. This helps to pay for much needed services to all taxpayers.

Open Spaces

Open spaces are a key part of the urban environment, and Downtown benefits from a number of quality parks and plazas. The 1990 plan calls for these open spaces to “be intentionally designed and located for clearly understood purposes and uses. 

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Green Buildings

Many developers downtown have taken special care when reusing buildings to add green and sustainable features. At the forefront is The Green Building. The Green Building is 110 years old and has obtained LEED Platinum certification. Fifteen other buildings downtown also obtained a LEED certification or registration. 

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Other Green Initiatives

Downtown is committed to sustainability through preservation, land development and business practices as a way to be good stewards of our city and foster economic development.

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Business Downtown

Downtown Louisville is becoming a stronger market every day for investments, business and residents, emerging as one of the nation's most economically active metropolitan areas. The city's entrepreneurial spirit and blend of cultural wealth has attracted a highly skilled workforce, which operate over 1,500 businesses downtown, ranging from professional services, real estate, health sciences and many others. The partnership divides these businesses into 12 major clusters and six minor clusters to address potential strategies and growth opportunities around Downtown. The Louisville Downtown Partnership also highlights current business activity trends and economic developments every year during its State of the Downtown report.

Downtown Business Clusters

State of the Downtown 2015

Available Commercial Listings


106 East Broadway

Address: 106 E. Broadway

Contact: Matthew Gilles

Company: Gant Hill & Associates LLC

Phone: 502-515-4455

Total LDP Sf 13,256

Avail LDP SF 13,256

Vacancy: 100.0%

Rent Low: $7.24

Rent High: $7.24

For Sale: $1,500,000

# Floors: 2

Date Built: 1919

Last Renovated: 1981

Type Space: Office

110 Building

Address: 110 W. Main St.

Contact: David Seay

Company: CBRE, Inc.

Phone: 502-429-6700

Total LDP Sf 10,687

Avail LDP SF 5,590

Vacancy: 52.3%

Rent Low: $15.00

Rent High: $15.00

# Floors: 3

Date Built: 1906

Last Renovated: 2006

Type Space: Office

111 West Washington

Address: 111 W. Washington St.

Contact: Doug Owen/Pat Richardson

Company: Harry K. Moore Co.

Phone: 502-426-1300

Total LDP Sf 17,200

Avail LDP SF 7,516

Vacancy: 43.7%

Rent Low: $16.00

Rent High: $16.00

# Floors: 4

Date Built: 1888

Last Renovated: 1989

Type Space: Office

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