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Downtown Louisville is the largest
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in the Commonwealth of
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and the urban hub of the
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Metropolitan Area. Its boundaries are the
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to the north, Hancock Street to the east, York and Jacob Streets to the south, and 9th Street to the west. As of 2015, the population of Downtown Louisville was 4,700, although this does not include directly surrounding areas such as Old Louisville, Butchertown, NuLu, and Phoenix Hill. The five main areas of the
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consist of: * West Main District (west of 2nd St., north of Market St., east of 9th St., and south of the
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) *East Main District (east of 2nd St., north of Market St., west of Hancock St., and south of the Ohio River; contains the Whiskey Row Historic District) *Medical Center (east of 2nd St., south of Market St., west of Hancock St., and north of Jacob St.) *Fourth St. District (south of Market St., west of 2nd St., north of York St., and east of 5th St.) *Civic Center (south of Market St., west of 5th St., north of York St., and east of 9th St.) The tallest buildings in Kentucky are located in Downtown Louisville and include
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designed by
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, National City Tower designed by
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& Abramovitz,
PNC Plaza PNC Plaza is a skyscraper in Downtown Louisville, Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky and located at 500 West Jefferson Street. Owned by Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank, the 31-story, high structure was designed by architect Welton Becket and was completed ...
designed by
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, and the
Humana Building 200px, Viewed from 6th and Main The Humana Building, also known as the Humana Tower, is a 1985 skyscraper in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, located at 500 West Main Street and headquarters of the Humana Corporation. It was built by The Auchter Comp ...

Humana Building
designed by
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Michael Graves
. Of the 16 buildings in Kentucky over , 12 are in Downtown Louisville. In addition, it is the center of local and regional government. A glassed-in
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skywalk
called the Louie Link stretches six city blocks and links together the
Kentucky International Convention Center
Kentucky International Convention Center
(KICC),
Fourth Street Live! Fourth Street Live! is a entertainment and retail complex located on 4th Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in Downtown Louisville, Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. It is owned and was developed by the Cordish Company; it was designe ...
, three hotels (
Galt House Hotel & Suites
Galt House Hotel & Suites
,
Marriott
Marriott
and
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), and 2,300 hotel rooms. In 2010 it was extended from the
Galt House The Galt House Hotel is a 25-story, 1300-room hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, established in 1972. It is named for a nearby historic hotel erected in 1835 and demolished in 1921. The Galt House is the city's only hotel on the Ohio River. Views of ...

Galt House
to the new $16 million Skywalk Garage, an eight-level, 860-space parking facility on Third Street, and a second skywalk connects from the garage across Third Street to the new
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KFC Yum! Center
.


History

Downtown Louisville is the oldest part of the city of Louisville, whose initial development was closely tied to the
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. The largest early fort, Fort Nelson, was built in 1781 near what is today the corner of 7th and Main streets. Many early residents lived nearby after moving out of the forts by the mid-1780s, although little remains of the earliest (mostly wood) structures. Early plans of the city, such as William Pope's original plan in 1783, show a simple grid on an east/west axis along the river. The earliest streets, Main, Market and Jefferson retain their original names from the plan, while the smaller Green Street is now known as Liberty (it was renamed after Green Street acquired a seedy reputation due to its many burlesque theaters). Main Street was the city's initial commercial hub for nearly a century. By 1830 Louisville passed Lexington as Kentucky's largest city, with a population over 10,000. The
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steamboat
era saw the opening of the
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just west of downtown, and local commerce picked up further with the founding of banks and manufacturing. Most of Louisville's population was packed into downtown, which by this time stretched as far south as Prather Street (later renamed Broadway). Many still-remaining buildings reveal what the area was like at this time, with narrow, two to four-story buildings packing the streets. The area and the city continued to grow during the railroad era. However, the increased mobility of early
trolleys
trolleys
, as well as the sheer number and diversity of people moving to Louisville, saw a shift in focus as areas like
Phoenix Hill Phoenix Hill is a neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky just east of Downtown Louisville, Downtown. Its boundaries are Market Street to the North, Preston Street (Louisville), Preston Street to the West, Broadway to the South, and Baxter Avenue to t ...
, Russell and what is now
Old Louisville Old Louisville is a Historic districts in the United States, historic district and neighborhood in central Louisville, Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is the third largest such district in the United States, and the largest histor ...

Old Louisville
began to be built on the edges of downtown, particularly after the city
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those areas in 1868. Railroads lead to a diminished role for the river in transportation, further reducing the importance of downtown in favor of areas on what was then the edge of the city, along rail lines. In 1886, the first skyscraper, the Kenyon Building, was completed on Fifth Street, followed in 1890 by the ten-story Columbia Building. The development of three large suburban parks and the electrified
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streetcar
lead to the first true movement to the suburbs at this time. Some of downtown's business and industry followed people toward these areas. But by the 1920s the commercial center of Louisville was still nearby, at 4th and Broadway, dubbed the "magic corner" by the '' Herald-Post''. The riverfront area of downtown was still being actively improved, such as with the building of what is now
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across the Ohio at Second Street in 1929. After
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, suburbanization increased and downtown began to decline as interstate highways further reduced the importance of its central location. Since the 1970s, downtown has been the subject of both
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and historic preservation efforts. While many new buildings have been built, it has sometimes been at the expense of older landmarks, such as the
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. Many buildings sat totally or mostly vacant at this time, and some became dilapidated to the point where they burned down or had to be razed. Many riverfront industrial sites were abandoned or saw limited use, many were eventually redeveloped into
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. Other issues in the 1970s through the early 1990s included a former theater district on Jefferson Street that had become dubbed the "porno district". The businesses there were seen by the city as an eyesore since they were so close to the convention center, and most were demolished or burned down by the late 1990s. A few adult book stores and bars remained in the general area as of 2007. From the late 1970s to early 1990s, nine new high rises over in height were built in downtown. Unlike the city's previous tallest buildings, which were all set along the Broadway corridor, these new buildings were set closer to the riverfront along Main and Market Streets. Since 2000, downtown has seen another major growth spurt, although this one not only includes new high rises, but also a large scale return of large scale residential and retail back to the city center. The completion of
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along with a mass expansion of the city's Waterfront Park, both completed in 1998, sparked new development along the eastern edge of downtown, with entire abandoned blocks rebuilt with new condominium units and shops. Also, new to Louisville is the 22,000-seat
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at Second and Main Streets which was completed in 2010. Image:Columbia-building.jpg, The Columbia Building, Louisville's second skyscraper Image:The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY.jpg, The Brown Hotel (built 1923) Image:Heyburn side.jpg, The
Heyburn Building The Heyburn Building is a 17-floor, 250-foot (76-m) building in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, United States. In the early 20th century, it was an integral part of the "magic corner" of Fourth Street and Broadway, which rivaled Main Street as Louisv ...
(built 1928)


Residential

Early residences outside of the forts, still mostly wood structures, were built along the modern street grid on early lots sold to settlers, but have all been demolished over time. What became the almost entirely office and parking-lot dominated downtown still had many solidly single family residential blocks on its fringes up until the early 20th century. Streets near Broadway, such as Chestnut, were lined with large mansions of the owners of businesses on Main and Market streets. Though these houses were built of brick and other longer-lasting materials, none remained single family homes by the 21st century, although some had been converted for other uses, such as office space. The Brennan House at 631 S. Fifth, which is operated as a historic property with daily tours, shows a glimpse of Downtown Louisville's residential past. A structure at 432 South Fifth Street is the only example of a pre-Civil War residence remaining Downtown; built in 1829 it has been converted to commercial use. By the late 20th century, downtown Louisville had acquired a reputation as a place to work and visit during the week but which shuts down evenings and weekends. The first changes to this were the conversion of old warehouse and factory space to loft apartments in the late 1980s. By the late 1990s and early 2000s, new developments of luxury condominiums such as the 22-story ''Waterfront Park Place'', and the $30 million project ''Fleur de Lis on Main'', indicate increasing residential interest in Downtown Louisville. On September 9, 2013, Mayor Greg Fischer joined groundbreaking ceremonies for the second phase of ''RiverPark Place'', a marina apartment/condominium development covering 40 acres along River Road, with a walkway west to Waterfront Park. In 1997, the Kentucky Towers was the largest residential building in Downtown Louisville, and in 2015, just south of downtown,
The 800 Apartments 800 Tower City Club Apartments, formerly The 800 Apartments, is a skyscraper just south of Downtown Louisville, Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky, and an example of modern architecture. The building is named after its address of 800 South Fourth Str ...
started undergoing a more than $10 million modernization. In 2007 Downtown Louisville became Jefferson County's tenth
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zone. Housing units available downtown were expected to double between 2005 and 2010, from 1,800 to nearly 4,000, after increasing by only 900 units from 1985 to 2005. This is both a result of new condominium construction and efforts to convert existing buildings into mixed usage, such as the $20 million redevelopment of the historic eight-story ''Henry Clay'' building at Third and Chestnut streets into a mix of residential, restaurant, retail and event space. The redevelopment also includes property that extends east to Fourth Street, which will become a public piazza, and the historic ''Wright-Taylor'' building, a two-story, structure that faces Fourth Street and is located behind the Henry Clay, and is now an upscale restaurant that occupies the entire Wright-Taylor building.


Plans

Projects in the works include the construction of a wharf along the Riverwalk Trail, and the
Ohio River Bridges Project The Ohio River Bridges Project was a transportation project in the Louisville metropolitan area involving the reconstruction of the Kennedy Interchange (locally known as "Spaghetti Junction"), the completion of two new Ohio River bridges, and the ...
, involving the reconstruction of Spaghetti Junction (the intersection of
I-65 Interstate 65 (I-65) is a major north–south Interstate Highway The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access high ...
,
I-64 Interstate 64 (I-64) is an east–west Interstate Highway in the Eastern United States. Its western terminus is at Interstate 70 in Missouri, I-70, U.S. Route 40 in Missouri, U.S. Route 40 (US 40), and U.S. Route 61 in Missouri, US 61 i ...

I-64
and
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) along with the addition of a new bridge for northbound I-65 traffic. One recently completed project was the conversion of the former Big Four railroad bridge into a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge, which opened on the Kentucky side in 2013 and the Indiana side in 2014. On August 19, 2007, city leaders and the
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, developers of 4th Street Live!, announced ''Center City'', a $442 million, multi-year plan to develop , bounded by Second, Third and Liberty streets and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, that will include new housing, restaurants, a cinema and a boutique hotel. An estimated of floor space being created, including a 15-story structure. As the plan would require $130 million in local and state tax rebates for Cordish, it requires approval from the
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and
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. There is no official start time for the project, as financing is still being secured by the Cordish Company. Also announced in 2007, the glass and steel $50 million shopping and office complex ''Iron Quarter'' was to be constructed within the Whiskey Row Historic District, but the project was delayed and eventually set aside when property owner Todd Blue made an agreement with the city of Louisville in January 2011 to demolish the seven original buildings. In May 2011, after all seven buildings had been landmarked, a new agreement was made with the city to save five of the seven buildings by donating one and selling the other four, with the remaining two to be demolished. Facades of all seven buildings are to be preserved.


Attractions

Many attractions are located in Downtown Louisville. * "Museum Row" in the West Main District **
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Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
**
Kentucky Science Center The Kentucky Science Center, previously known as the Louisville Museum of Natural History & Science and then Louisville Science Center, is Kentucky's largest hands-on science museum. Located in Louisville, Kentucky's "Museum Row" in the West Main ...
**
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**
Muhammad Ali Center The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to boxer Muhammad Ali, a native of Louisville, it is located in the city's West Main District, Louisville, West Main District. The six-story, ...

Muhammad Ali Center
** National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Genealogical Research Library * East Market District, featuring a row of art galleries, prominently featured in the monthl
First Friday Trolley Hop
*
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*
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Distillery * Fort Nelson Park *
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*
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* Louisville Extreme Park *
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(home of the
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and
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, though Louisville City will move out of the stadium once it opens its own new stadium in Butchertown in 2020) * Waterfront Park *
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*
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(home of
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Muhammad Ali Center
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Images


Modern high rises

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Humana Building
, National City Tower, LG&E Center (distant) and
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Tallest buildings in Downtown Louisville


See also

* Cityscape of Louisville, Kentucky *
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*
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* National Register of Historic Places listings in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky


References


Further reading

*


External links


Louisville Downtown Partnership
*
Downtown Maps

Street Map of Downtown Louisville
*
Emporis - Tallest buildings in Louisville

Images of Central Business District / Downtown (Louisville, Ky.) in the University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections
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