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It’s been a slow start to construction at Kindred Healthcare‘s office park addition to Fourth Street. When we last peeked in back in April, the former site of Theater Square was a muddy mess.

Since then, it’s dried up a bit and recently tipsters have begun spotting large pieces of construction equipment and handfuls of workers roaming the site.

Rendering of the new Kindred building. (Courtesy Kindred)
Rendering of the new Kindred building. (Courtesy Kindred)

As a refresher, Kindred is building a box of an office building set far off Fourth Street behind a large plaza. The $36 million project, paid for with substantial public incentives, will add 142,000 square feet and around 500 new jobs to Fourth Street and Broadway. Plans also include around 7,000 square feet of restaurant space at the back of the park. The structure was designed by Louisville’s K. Norman Berry Associates.

Most notable in our tipster’s images is a shoring wall that’s been built just inside the construction fence. While the only equipment we could see in the photos is a collection of excavators and haulers, tipsters told Broken Sidewalk that a boring machine was spotted on the lot recently, perhaps working on test foundation work. Also visible are new mountains of dirt.

In the photos, you can see a couple workers milling around the back of the site, but no substantial activity. It looks like heavy construction is imminent, but we’ve still got some waiting to do.

According to the officials, once construction begins, the process is slated to take about 18 months before the building opens, pushing the anticipated fall 2017 opening well into 2018.

It’s been a busy week for tipsters along Fourth Street as we’ve heard from many of you about construction work at the McCrory’s Building, a giant crane at the Brown Hotel, and more. Thanks to all of you for sending what you’re seeing around Louisville.

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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

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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