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Downtown Louisville is the heartbeat of the region. The economic stability of not only Metro Louisville, but of the surrounding counties, is directly impacted by the commercial, residential, and cultural success of our Downtown. LDP focuses on addressing a changing retail and tourism landscape, while also providing a home for a workforce that will anchor the financial resilience of our Downtown. We provide technical assistance to Downtown businesses, focusing on retail/entertainment/dining sectors.

Our long-term goals include:

  • Identify methods to attract tenants that would normally not occupy Class A office or office tower space. These include small businesses, start-ups, and non-professional services. Open office floor plans provide the ability to safely social distance and configure a space to the needs of any potential tenant.
  • Create and promote a destination retail/attraction and hotel recovery partnership. While online retail has created increased hardship for traditional brick and mortar retailers, specialty goods with an exclusivity factor drive retail tourism and have maintained demand despite increased online retail.
  • Implement a retail/entertainment/food incubation plan for Downtown. The trend in many locations, including malls and suburbs, is to provide a variety of offerings to entice visitors. Each of these segments support the vitality of the others, creating a strong and vibrant district.
  • Increase our Downtown resident population, specifically targeting those individuals that work Downtown and in the Medical District. LDP will review comparable cities with optimal residential density to understand the amenities and offerings that will encourage movement into the Downtown area.

Commercial Listings

The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory/map of available properties and leasable space.

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Whether your looking for a single office, a mid-size retail & restaurant space, or corporate headquarters, there are a number of options currently available in Downtown. You can find a searchable map by clicking here. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

Development Activity

The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory of current and future development activity within Downtown.

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The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory of current and future development activity within Downtown. Investment remains strong and new construction and businesses openings are continuing to be announced regularly. You’ll find an overview of all development activity happening Downtown by clicking here. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

Downtown Loan Funds (DHA and DCLF)

Louisville Downtown Partnership’s mission is to aid in facilitation and strengthening of commerce, provide maintenance assistance, beautify, and enhance streetscapes, improve security and safety, and stimulate high quality development and vitality in Louisville’s Downtown. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

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In response to the 2001 recession and the Great Recession in 2008, the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) established the Downtown Loan Funds through a public-private partnership with Louisville Metro Government and many of Louisville’s local and regional corporate leaders.

Transformation.By The Numbers.

  • 56%

    Downtown Hotels Now

    18 hotels with 4,824 rooms

    56% Increase in 2019

    10 new hotels with 1,723 rooms for a new total of 28 Downtown hotels with a 36% increase to 6,547 hotel rooms

  • 22%

    Downtown Population

    4,842 residents

    22% Increase in 2019

    Additional 1,075 residents for

    a new total of 5,917

  • 2.8%

    Downtown Leasable

    Office Space Now

    8,677,843 sq. ft.

    2.8% Increase in 2019

    Additional 253,709 sq. ft. for a new total of 8,931,552 sq. ft.

  • 10%

    Downtown Attractions Now

    31 tourist attractions, includes 5 distilled spirit attractions

    10% Increase In 2019

    4 new Distilled Spirit Attractions, for a new total of 35 attractions

  • 4.6%

    Downtown Workers Now

    65,900 employees

    4.6% Increase in 2019

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

    (excludes construction jobs)

  • 8.8%

    Downtown Retail Space Now

    1,650,000 sq. ft. of retail space

    8.8% Increase In 2019

    Retail space will grow by

    145,000 sq. ft. for a new

    total of 1,795,000 sq. ft.

  • 39%

    Downtown Residential Now

    2,676 Market-rate residential units

    39% Increase in 2019

    1,033 new units for a new

    total of 3,709

    residential

    units

$1.78 Billion Investment in Downtown Louisville

$200 Million Ohio River Tunnel Project To Be Completed In 2020

We are about the business of Downtown.

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