Paristown Preservation Trust's wholistic vision for fusing the 10 acre Louisville Urban Government Center with the existing arts district and residential neighborhood – an integrated lifestyle development designed for authentic connectivity across all four districts of this historic community.
DESIGNED FOR INTEGRATED
Our plan integrates compatible new development with old, promotes connectivity to the rest of the community and blends a mix of uses as part of this authentic neighborhood. We will model sustainable environmental values and incorporate creative development trends. Green spaces, tree-lined streets and amenities are provided in multiple locations supporting a healthy lifestyle. New business opportunities will boost the local economy and offer livability close to work options.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND AREA MAP KEY
Through our multidisciplinary design charette, we identified four distinct, but related districts or character areas that offer different experiences of this neighborhood renewal.
1. The Meeting House
2. Stoneware & Co. Art Factory
3. Paristown Hall
4. Christy’s Garden
5. The Village Market
6. The Bark Shed
7. Hillside Arts Community
8. Swan Street Parking
9. Swan Street Commons
10A. On The Edge
10B. Town Green
11. Historic Baptist Hospital
12. Vista Paristown Apartments
14. Vine Street Commons
15. Neighborhood Park & Garden
"ON THE EDGE" HOTEL AND OFFICE COMPLEX
On The Edge anchors the Hill District of Paristown, while its grand staircase, connects pedestrians to the Arts District.
With 150,000 square feet of office space, On The Edge will be a designed for a single user major occupant looking to maximize the opportunities for their workers in a neighborhood where they can also Live, Learn, Eat and Play. With contiguous 30,000 square foot open floor plates, modern infrastructure, and convenient internal parking, On the Edge will offer flexibility, building efficiency, and a singular identity. A robust day and night-time population: On the Edge will provide a workday population of 750 employees and guests.
The elevation change and transition from Brent Street inspired a grand handicapped accessible public staircase and elevator that connects pedestrians from the Arts District to the new street system of the Hill district. There, tree-lined streets align with the existing grid pattern, extending the old neighborhood seamlessly into the new and framing the Town Green as central, common open space for everyone.
• 150,000 square foot office building
• 125 room hotel with dining and meeting facilities
VISTA PARISTOWN APARTMENTS
A new urban-style apartment community featuring all the dynamics of city living while also embracing a sense of neighborhood. With a wide range of floor plans, Vista Paristown strives to give you choices. These choices mean you’ll be able to find a home that is tailored to your unique tastes and needs. You’ll find an exceptional level of quality and unmatched degree of thoughtfulness poured into the rich details of all our apartment homes. Designed with respect to the existing Paristown neighborhood and in context with traditional Louisville architectural forms, Vista Paristown will be the new address for residents seeking an authentic Louisville experience.
Vista Paristown provides 500 new residents to Paristown, helping to support local shops and restaurants.
VINE STREET COMMONS + NEIGHBORHOOD PARK & GARDEN
The Vine Street Commons brings new, single-family residences to the Village of Paristown while improving connectivity in the neighborhood. Modern versions of an historic Louisville camelback shotgun house are designed to flank a central park/walking court. This green space forms a walking court which connects to the existing neighborhood down the hill. Mixed use residential buildings front on Vine Street along Barrett Ave. two new mixed-use buildings offer 12-16 apartments with 12,000 SF of ground floor office or commercial space.
• 14 contemporary camelback shotgun homes, 1,400 to 1,800 SF, some with Granny flats above the garage.
• Approximately 24 apartments and live/work units
• Completely self-parked
• Neighborhood Park & Garden
TRANSFORMING AN "EYESORE" INTO A VIBRANT PLACE OF LIFE.
The restoration and rehabilitation of existing Louisville Urban Government center buildings, where neglect and deterioration is extreme, will require an extremely high level of craftsmanship and financing – threatening further disillusionment and disappointment for a neighborhood that (once again) believed their input would help inform the decision on how this remarkable property will finally be redeveloped.
"According to a city consultant, it will cost an estimated $4.7 million to deal with asbestos, mold and lead-based paint in four buildings at the site."
While other proposals from start-up groups new to Paristown look to "preserve" these buildings for notoriously generic and flimsy development, Paristown Preservation Trust has a more feasible vision designed for livability and community, seamlessly connecting all four distinct character areas of this historic neighborhood. Our development will need to meet exacting standards for energy efficiency, selection of building materials, storm drainage, site design and other features.
"Through our plan, Paristown will once again cultivate a true sense of place that is timeless, authentic and welcoming for generations to come. Our plan is designed to connect people from all walks of life, to create a truly vibrant community. We have assembled a team of architects, engineers, urban planners, preservationists, real estate professionals, legal experts and financial partners. We have included neighborhood leaders and not-for-profits that will advise, support and ultimately create local jobs. We welcome and seek input from government leaders and surrounding neighborhoods with one goal in mind, to make Paristown A Place of Life! A life that is woven into the historic fabric of the Paristown neighborhood, while at the same time improving the built infrastructure in a sensible, sustainable manner. A place where every day life celebrates our heritage, our environment and our neighbors."
With Kindest Regards,
Stephen A. Smith
Paristown, Preservation Trust, LLC
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Louisville.Gov public comments may be closed, but we would still love your input and feedback on our plans for the redevelopment of the Louisville Urban Government Center. Thank you!