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First Street Archives — Broken Sidewalk
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Dual hotel tower a grand exclamation point for Whiskey Row’s final...

In a lot of ways, modern Downtown Louisville can be summed up in one block: Whiskey Row. Abandoned only a few years ago, the...

Neckdowns, rain garden make crossing First Street safer for pedestrians

If you're walking along First Street in Downtown, be sure to check out a new streetscape at First and Gray streets, currently awaiting its...

Leading Pedestrian Intervals make crossing the street a little safer in...

In an effort to increase street safety in Downtown Louisville, the city is making changes to the timing of traffic lights to promote slower...

Worst: Louisville’s original layout didn’t encourage the synergy that could have...

  Centuries ago, Louisville’s Central Business District (CBD) was planned with a “linear” layout, as opposed to a “compact” one. Instead of concentrating development around...

The bigger picture behind Wednesday’s Downtown Development Review Overlay meeting

The first meeting of the year for the Downtown Development Review Overlay (DDRO) committee takes place this Wednesday, January 6 (details below). There's only...

Take a photo tour of Downtown’s new Aloft Hotel

Decades ago, a narrow commercial building was torn down at the corner of West Main Street and First Street in Downtown Louisville. The asphalt...

Bike Courier Bike Shop owner Jackie Green looking for ideas to...

Jackie Green has operated the Bike Courier Bike Shop at his three-story commercial building on Market Street between First and Second streets since 2002....

Former mechanic’s shop could be torn down for more surface parking...

Earlier this month, a nondescript auto mechanic's shop in Downtown Louisville was proposed for demolition. Located at 430 South First Street, the former single-story Midas...

Missing Architecture: The case of the missing Galt House portico and...

Last week we revealed a fright of building ghosts distributed throughout the city, their disembodied pieces piled among weeds atop landfills or stacked behind...