We’re the people who show up for every Sunday open house at every fancy schmancy house, condo and apartment in the city.
Each time, we think to ourselves how newcomers to Louisville must be amazed at Louisville’s selection of urban living choices compared to a lot of other smaller cities.
So, it would figure we’ll be on the Louisville Downtown Management District tour this year, coveting those downtown open lofts.
LDMD is holding its 11th Annual Downtown Living Tour on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour will include 13 addresses including condos, apartments and lofts, according to a LDMD news release.
Free shuttle transportation will be provided.
Tourists (that’s what we call ourselves) are encouraged to check in at the lobby of the Brown & Williamson Tower, located at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets, for the tour.
Free parking is available in the Fourth Street Live Parking Garage. (The entrance is off Fifth Street).
Most of the newer developments we haven’t seen. And let’s face it … some of these don’t even exist. The Falls City Lofts project on Market is one of the best locations in the city, but the building is still a shell.
That said, we noticed this week they’d installed new high-end windows on the Market Street side, with construction really picking up throughout the building. And check out Falls City Lofts website below to understand how ambitious a project this is.
Other stops, such as Park Edge, are at the public/private partnership that’s building a huge number of homes on the east side of downtown. We’re also curious about Lofts at Artspace, which we have been told never happened, though it was planned back in 2007.
New stops on the tour this year include Park Edge, City Homes at The Edge, and Falls City Lofts.
Also, the Crescent Centre will be showing their new renovations, including refurbished apartments and a new community room, according to the release.
Edison Park will be showing their new expansion – the “Gymnasium Lofts” – in Butchertown, which isn’t technically downtown, but as close as you can get.
Members of the Louisville Downtown Residents Association will help answer questions, as well as share their experiences of living downtown, along the tour route, according to the release.
The shuttle location stops are:
Barrington Place – 537 S. Third
Crescent Centre – 657 S. Third
Lofts at Artspace - 323 W. Broadway
The St. Francis – 233 W. Broadway
The Monsarrat – 747 S. Fifth
Park Edge - 410 S. Hancock
City Homes at The Edge – 409-415 Hancock Green
SoHo Lofts – 110 S. Campbell
Edison Park -801 E. Washington
Falls City Lofts - 415 E. Market
Mercantile Gallery Lofts – 309 E. Market
Fleur-de-Lis on Main – 324 E. Main
Galt House Suite Apartments - 141 N. Fourth
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ldmd.org or call 502-583-1671.
ABOUT LDMD: The Louisville Downtown Management District, Kentucky’s first, was established on August 27, 1991 to promote the economic, residential and cultural vitality of the core of downtown. Its mission is to promote the neighborhood’s quality of life by creating a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable environment. LDMD is a vocal advocate for Downtown, working with property owners, government agencies and elected officials to secure needed support and resources for neighborhood improvement. The District has defined boundaries and is supported with assessments paid by district property owners. The Board of Directors is comprised of business and property owners, residents, community representatives and government officials committed to striking a balance between development and community enrichment.