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Louisville Downtown Partnership is all about Downtown Businesses, Residents, and Visitors

Our Mission

Louisville Downtown Partnership’s mission is to take the long view on downtown success, through strengthening commerce, providing high-quality place making, improving visitor, resident and workforce experiences, and to stimulate high-quality development and vitality in Louisville’s Downtown.

Our Vision

Louisville Downtown Partnership’s vision is to collaboratively develop Downtown Louisville into the economic catalyst for all of Louisville and be a vibrant and dynamic urban core recognized for growth, innovation and as an engaging destination.

View/Download the Downtown Master Plan (19MB)

Our Legacy

Louisville Downtown Partnership was formed in 2013 and is comprised of two long-standing organizations: the Louisville Downtown Management District and the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation.

The Louisville Downtown Management District (LDMD), Kentucky’s only Business Improvement District (or BID), was established on August 27, 1991 to promote the economic, residential and cultural vitality of the core of downtown. LDMD’s mission has been to promote Downtown’s quality of life by creating a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable environment, providing services that are designed to enhance the physical environment of the Downtown, including improvements for better security, maintenance, cleanliness, and marketing.

The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation (LDDC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the long term economic health of Downtown Louisville and represents the community’s civic and business leadership. For the past 22 years, LDDC has played a crucial role in bringing together both the public and private sectors as partners in Downtown Louisville’s redevelopment and long term planning, with LDDC serving as the lead entity in the development and implementation of the Downtown Master Plan. LDDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Transformation.By The Numbers.

  • 47%

    Downtown Hotels Now

    17 hotels with 4,790 rooms

    47% Increase in 2018

    8 new hotels with 1,526 rooms for a new total of 25 Downtown hotels with a 32% increase to 6,316 hotel rooms

  • 10%

    Downtown Population

    4,668 residents

    10% Increase in 2018

    Additional 478 residents for

    a new total of 5,146

  • 4.5%

    Downtown Leasable

    Office Space Now

    9,050,000 sq. ft.

    4.5% Increase in 2018

    Additional 406,200 sq. ft. for a new total of 9,456,200 sq. ft.

  • 20%

    Downtown Attractions Now

    25 tourist attractions, includes 4 bourbon attractions

    20% Increase In 2018

    5 new attractions, includes 4 new bourbon attractions, for a new total of 30 attractions

  • 4.5%

    Downtown Workers Now

    65,900 employees

    4.5% Increase in 2018

    3,000 additional jobs created for a new total of 68,900

    excludes construction jobs

  • 7%

    Downtown Retail Space Now

    1,450,000 sq. ft. of retail space

    7% Increase In 2018

    Retail space will grow by

    99,100 sq. ft. for a new

    total of 1,549,100 sq. ft.

  • 27%

    Downtown Residential Now

    2,583 Market-rate residential units

    27% Increase in 2018

    692 new units for a new

    total of 3,275




$1.2 Billion Dollar Investment in Downtown Louisville with a projected 2018 Completion

Excludes the $680 million Downtown component of The Ohio River Bridges Project.
Metro-wide Louisville development is estimated to exceed $4 billion in the next two years.

We are about the business of Downtown.


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