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.
Bill Weyland isn't the only one in town digging around in preparation for a new hotel. Tim Mulloy and the Poe Companies have also begun pre-construction work for a new eight-story Homewood Suites hotel on the northeast corner of...
In a few months, a five-story Home2Suites hotel by Hilton will begin rising on the corner of Jefferson Street and Hancock Street in Nulu. Several tipsters have reported in the past few days that crews were on site digging...
While going through a batch of proposed demolitions recently, I had to give one house a second look. Hadn't I seen that one before? The house is a small brick shotgun at 2136 Lytle Street in Portland. And it turns...
The Kroger location at 924 South Second Street in SoBro, the area south of Broadway between Downtown and Old Louisville, has hit the market, and the future of the last urban grocery store in Louisville remains uncertain. "We have Kroger...
A proposal for a new apartment building on Clifton's Vernon Avenue is back with a much-improved plan. When we first wrote about the so-called Conti Apartments in February, proposed by real estate broker Tami Conti of the Brown Conti...
When a $15 million, faux-historic hotel broke ground in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in mid-July, developers surprised city officials by eliminating 1,200 square feet of corner retail space they had promised as a condition of the project's approval. Nathan Pruitt, Jeffersonville’s Director of...
Shelby Park is about to install the second crowd-funded bus stop in Louisville. The first so-called Beta Bus Stop was installed and dedicated in the SoBro neighborhood last November. Workers are expected to install the new bus stop on Wednesday,...
A request for a signage variance at a gas station sandwiched between Old Louisville and Shelby Park raises a few important questions about how we should shape our built environment, especially in the built up, historic parts of the...
The Barrington Place Apartments on the corner of Third and Guthrie streets have seen a lot in the past few years. Back in 2014, the 17-story property went into foreclosure resulting in its sale for $5.87 million to Utah-based...