Branden Klayko

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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.
Construction of the $45 million Axis Apartments on Lexington Road is moving steadily along since we last stopped by in April. Last week, we stopped by the Irish Hill site across from Headliner's Music Hall to snap a few photos of...
While looking through the city's wrecking permit requests for our #DemoWatch page recently, three adjacent houses in Lyndon built in 1951 popped up (WR995210, WR995204, WR995208). They're being demolished for an office park right at the main crossroads of...
On June 29, 1955, the Courier-Journal published an editorial accompanied by a photo of Rotterdam after it was destroyed by bombs during World War II. "Bombs falling on crowded Fourth Street—that is a horrible thought to Louisvillians," the editorial began....
Over the weekend, Spalding University announced it's putting the demolition of the historic Puritan Uniform Rental Building for a parking lot on hold. But the university is slowly moving forward with plans to remove a large parking lot at the other side of the block. The...
Today, Spalding University announced via Twitter that it is putting the demolition of the Puritan Uniform Rental Building at Second and Breckinridge streets on hold. Here's the full statement from Spalding: While the permit has been issued, Spalding has put...
Baymark Healthcare has proposed renovating 10,000 square feet of a two-story structure at 708 Magazine Street in Downtown Louisville into a methadone clinic. Barmark's Dominic Spano and building owner Brian Chase have filed plans (16CUP1033) with Metro Louisville Planning...
(Note: Spalding has since announced that this demolition is on hold. Read more here.) Today, Friday, August 5, Metro Louisville Codes & Regulations can issue a wrecking permit to Spalding University to raze two more historic properties in the SoBro neighborhood....
Have you ridden on the ZeroBus yet? Those big-eyed futuristic buses have been circling through Downtown fare-free for a year-and-a-half now—and they're all electric. This week, TARC, the Transit Authority of River City, rolled out its next generation of...
One of the two main goals of the Move Louisville plan, the city's 20-year transportation plan, is to reduce the number of miles people drive each day. The plan calls for reducing Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) by 500,000 per day, which...