Tom Owen

Tom Owen

West Main short on residents, critical in shaping Louisville’s urban identity

Last Fall, I was asked by real estate publication Curbed which street in Louisville was the most culturally significant. I wondered about Bardstown Road...

Louisville’s 2015 Jane Jacobs Walk will explore Butchertown on April 4

Here's another great event to add to your calendar: the 2015 Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk. Organized by the University of Louisville Planning Student Organization...

Rezoning for Belknap Crossings Development Approved

A large student housing development near the University of Louisville in the Lucky Horseshoe neighborhood is moving forward. The project, formally announced last fall...

Preservation Alert! Vote on Landmarks Ordinance Today

We began receiving frantic emails last night from all sorts of preservation groups like Preservation Louisville, OPEN Louisville, Preservation Kentucky, and NPP Kentuckiana about...

Green Giant Update: Rezoning Request Coming in 2012

Demolition work at the Belknap Crossings site on Fourth Street should be nearly complete as the year is coming to an end. As we...

Q+A with Michael Schnuerle & the Louisville Transportation Camp

  In the information age, data is king, and how we use the data all around us, from tracking transit schedules to monitoring traffic delays,...

Planned Mixed-Use Block on Fourth Street Rendered

We have learned more about the planned Belknap Crossings project along Fourth Street in the South Louisville neighborhood near the University of Louisville. Dallas-based...

Scales of Justice Stolen from Metro Hall

The keen-eyed Tom Owen has reported that the bronze scales of justice once held in front of Metro Hall are missing and Mayor Fischer...

Video: Louisville In The 1920s And The Gene Snyder Courthouse

http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf Check out this video describing the rise of Louisville in the 1920s. It was made in 2007 by the U.S. General Services Administration to...