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On Monday evening, the Louisville Downtown Partnership issued eleven Cornerstone Awards to recently completed projects in and around Downtown Louisville. The annual celebration fetes projects of over $1 million completed within the past year. This year’s event was held as Passalino’s on Market Street.

(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)
(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

Additionally, two S. Russell Smith, Jr. Awards of Excellence were given to Phil Scherer of Commercial Kentucky and Cathy Duncan, director of Facilities Management & Fleet Operations for Metro Louisville. Scherer, who both lives and works Downtown, has been a force in its redevelopment for 40 years, the LDP said at the event. Likewise, the LDP said Duncan has been involved with nearly every Downtown project for two decades, both in her Facilities role the past two years and as director of PARC, the city’s parking authority.

(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)
(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

Combined, the 11 projects comprising the Cornerstone Awards total some $213 million in Downtown investment. Rebecca Matheny, director of the LDP, said at the event that the number of awards in coming years is expected to grow significantly, as many projects announced or under construction continue to progress. Take a look at all of this year’s projects below.

1. 310 @ NuLu

(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

310 South Hancock Street
$13 million
Developer: Jefferson Street Partners LLC
Lead Architect: CSO Architects

According to LDP: The project includes three, 4-story apartment buildings totaling 145,000 square-feet and 173 market rate units.

Read more from Broken Sidewalk here.

2. Aloft Louisville Downtown

(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

102 West Main Street
$24 million
Developer: LouMain LLC
Lead Architect: PFVS Architecture

According to LDP: An 8-story, 107,520 square-foot boutique hotel with 175 rooms and 3,000 square-feet of meeting space.

Read more from Broken Sidewalk here.

3. Center for Women & Families

(Courtesy Center for Women & Families)

927 South Second Street
$6 million
Developer: The Center for Women & Families, Inc.
Lead Architect: Berry Prindle Architects

According to LDP: Renovation and improvements due to a major roof leak. The project includes improved shelter space and rooms with suites for large families, increased space for men, new meeting space, a large computer lab for clients, group rooms, and expanded number of gender neutral bathrooms.

4. David Armstrong Louisville Extreme Park

(Courtesy Metro Louisville)

531 Franklin Street
$3.6 million
Developer: Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation
Lead Architect: Luckett & Farley

According to LDP: Rebuild of approximately 1/3 of the extreme park due to the relocation for I-65 Bridges Project.

5. Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown

(Courtesy Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown)

501 South Fourth Street
$85 million
Developer: Le Centre on Fourth LLC
Lead Architect: Potter & Associates Architects

According to LDP: The 7-story, 420,000 square-foot former office building includes a 304-suite hotel, 50,000 square-feet of office space, 26,000 square-feet of commercial space, and 81 lower-level parking spaces.

6. Guthrie Street Redesign

(Elijah McKenzie / Broken Sidewalk)

300 block Guthrie Street
$1.5 million
Developer: Louisville Metro Government
Lead Designer: MKSK

According to LDP: The project includes new sidewalk paving, granite curbs, tree plantings and street furniture.

7. JCTC Theater Arts Building

The building during renovation. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

100 East Broadway
$1.7 million
Developer: Jefferson Community & Technical College
Lead Architect: Luckett & Farley Architects and Godsey Associates Architects

According to LDP: Adaptive reuse of a 1-story, 6,700 square-foot former retail building for instructional space for the Fine Arts Program, a black box theater, and classrooms.

Read more from Broken Sidewalk here.

8. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

(Courtesy Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.)

120 North Tenth Street
$1 million
Developer: Flash Property Investments LLC
Lead Architect: Joseph & Joseph Architects

According to LDP: Adaptive reuse of a 2-story, 43,800 square-foot production facility with fermentation room, bottling line, aging warehouse, tasting room, and 3,500 retail store.

9. Kosair Children’s Hospital Renovation

(Courtesy Kosair Children’s Hospital)

231 East Chestnut Street
$69.7 million
Developer: Norton Healthcare
Lead Architect: HKS, Inc.

According to LDP: Phase I of renovations to the 9-story, 267-bed facility includes upgrades to the neonatal intensive care unit, infrastructure improvements, and the addition of a new extra-large capacity trauma elevator.

10. Quad Apartments Expansion

(Courtesy City Properties Group)

600 Marshall Street
$2.5 million
Developer: City Development Group
Lead Architect: CITYWorks

According to LDP: A 3-story, 36,500 square-foot addition with 51 apartments and lower level parking.

11. Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse

(Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

404 South Fourth Street
$5.2 million
Developer: Beam Suntory
Lead Architect: Architectural Group International

According to LDP: The project includes a bottling line, a tasting experience, and a retail store.

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Branden Klayko

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Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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