Columbus, Ohio–based Edwards Companies will return to Louisville for a second public meeting to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the former Phoenix Hill Tavern site into a mixed-use development including up to 300 apartments over retail on the corner of Baxter Avenue and East Broadway.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00p.m. at Highlands Community Campus, 1228 East Breckinridge Street.
An initial concept was presented to the community on October 6 in which the above rendering was presented. Only basic details were available at the time. Developers said they would refine the concept and meet again with the community.
“At the last meeting, we did not have a preliminary plan to show you other than a rendered possible building elevation,” Jonathan Wood, vice president at Edwards Companies, wrote in a letter announcing the meeting. “Since that meeting we have prepared a plan that we would like to show you, taking into account things that people said and advice that we received.”
Wood said his company plans to soon file a draft plan with the city’s department of Planning & Design Services for pre-application review, moving the project a small tick forward.
We spoke with Wood about the project in September, when we detailed the existing site conditions, which include surface-level parking lots, several houses, three historic commercial buildings, and a number of non-contributing structures.