Shelby Street Development
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The new mixed-income housing development on the corner of Shelby Street and Broadway just down the street from Tonini’s in Phoenix Hill is making noticeable progress. The Louisville Metro Housing Authority’s $3.5 million development will fill an empty lot that once housed the Broadway Meat Store, whose old building on the site was demolished years ago due to structural instability.

Shelby Street Development
Shelby Street Development – Progress August 2008. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

What a positive change filling in a single abandoned corner can make in a neighborhood. There is an interior courtyard with balconies on the inside of the ‘L’ shaped building. The corner on Broadway features a few thousand (okay, 3,500) square feet of new retail space with apartments above while the Shelby Street frontage resembles townhouses, each with a set of stairs. In all, there are 22 units (16 one-bedroom, 6 two-bedroom) meant to be mixed-income with a mixture of subsidised and market rate apartments. The building’s design was done by Kersey & Kersey Architects located just a few blocks away in Phoenix Hill. We’ve been watching this one for a while, but haven’t really posted any updates. So to make up for the wait, we’ve posted all the construction photos to date below. (P.S. The photos go back to early 2003!)

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