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.
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.
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
310 South Hancock Street
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.
2. Aloft Louisville Downtown
102 West Main Street
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.
3. Center for Women & Families
927 South Second Street
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
531 Franklin Street
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
501 South Fourth Street
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
300 block Guthrie Street
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
100 East Broadway
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.
8. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
120 North Tenth Street
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
231 East Chestnut Street
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
600 Marshall Street
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
404 South Fourth Street
Developer: Beam Suntory
Lead Architect: Architectural Group International
According to LDP: The project includes a bottling line, a tasting experience, and a retail store.