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Louisville Downtown Management District recognizes downtown development projects with awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2012) – The Board of Directors of the Louisville Downtown Management District (LDMD) announced the recipients of the 2011 Cornerstone Awards at its annual meeting on Thursday, Feb, 16. The Cornerstone Awards are given to companies and developers that completed projects costing at least $1 million (construction costs only) in downtown Louisville in 2011.

The 2011 Cornerstone Award recipients are: Baja Works Development Corp. for the $2.8 million renovation of Olympic Apartments (227 W. Breckinridge St.), a 3-story, 30,810 sq. ft. building with 24 apartments and 10,000 square-feet of commercial space. Lead Architect: Baja Works Development Corp.

Cathedral of the Assumption for the $1.2 million renovation of the Cathedral Campus (433 to 443 S. 5th St.). The project included the exterior renovation of the historic cathedral and rectory and improvements to the entry plaza. Lead Architect: CoxAllen & Associates Architects, Inc. (Cathedral) & Potter & Associates Architects, PLLC (Plaza)

The Center for Women & Families for the $4.17 million construction of The Villager (923 S. Second St.), a 2-story, 22-unit townhouse-style residential complex featuring 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Lead Architect: Jim Burris, Architect

City Properties Group for the $8.1 million construction of the Glassworks Garage (838 W. Market St.), a 7-level, 427-space parking garage. Includes retail space on the ground floor. Lead Architect: CityWorks Architecture & Urban Planning

City Properties Group for the $7.1 million construction of the Clay Commons Garage (324 W. Chestnut St.), a 7-level, 330-space parking garage. Lead Architect: CityWorks Architecture & Urban Planning

JDL Castle Corporation¬†for the $8.6 million construction of the¬†U.S. Attorneys Office Building(USAO) (717 W. Broadway St.), a 6-story, class ‘A’ office building with 60,000 rentable sq. ft. and 109 garage parking spaces. This facility is a LEED Silver certified building by the U.S. Green Building Council. Lead Architect: The RBA Group

JDL Castle Corporation for the $4.15 million construction of the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) (654 S. 7th St.), a 2-story, class ‘A’ office building with 17,420 rentable sq. ft. and 57 surface parking spaces. This facility is a LEED Silver certified building by the U.S. Green Building Council. Lead Architect: The RBA Group

Jefferson County Public Schools for the $6.6 million expansion and renovation of the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School (930 E. Main St.). The 2-story, 35,000 sq.ft. performing arts center included a media center addition and renovation to the physical plant and general offices. Lead Architect: Bravura Corporation

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (501 W. Main St.) for the $8.9 million renovation which included exterior tuck-pointing, restroom upgrades, lighting replacement, installation of new maple floor, replacement of ceiling and hydraulic rigging, seat recovering, and other mechanical improvements. Lead Architect: Bravura Corporation

Louisville Metro Government for the $2.8 million streetscape improvements to Main Street (from Floyd Street to Roy Wilkins Avenue). The improvements included new granite curbs, sidewalk pavers, street lighting and street furniture. Lead Engineer: HDR Engineering, QK4

Carman Marian Development Group LLC¬†for the $6.26 million construction of¬†Downtown Scholar House¬†(110 W. Breckinridge St., 900 and 920 S. 1st St.). The project includes two new, 3-story apartment buildings with 33 units and adaptive use of a former motel for an additional 21 units. A portion of the former car dealership will be renovated into office, a children’s library and playground. Lead Architect: Gil Stein + Associates

Architects PSC Marian Development Group LLC for the $3.63 million construction of the Spalding Dormitory Suites (901 S. Second St.), a 3-story, 28-suite dormitory with 144 beds. Lead Architect: Gil Stein + Associates

Architects PSC Norton Healthcare for the $17.7 million construction of Norton Cancer Institute Radiation Center Downtown (676 S. Floyd St.), a 3-story, 65,000 sq. ft. facility featuring a radiation center and multidisciplinary specialty centers. Lead Architect: Architection, PLLC & Karlsberger

NuLu Lofts LLC for the $5 million construction of SoHo Lofts (830 E. Main St.). The 5-story, 56,000 sq.ft. building includes 38 loft condominiums, 3,144 sq.ft. of retail space and a 55-space parking garage. Lead Architect: Mark Isaacs

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. for the $2.5 million renovation of The 435 Building (435 E. Broadway St.), a 2-story, 33,500 sq. ft. office building. Lead Architect: William Welch Architects

University of Louisville for the $40.56 million expansion and renovation of the School of Dentistry(501 S. Preston St.). The 201,000 sq. ft. renovation project included constructing an additional 24,000 square feet creating a new entrance from the east. There were also upgrades to HVAC and mechanical systems, patient waiting rooms, and clinical space. This project has been submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council for certification as a LEED Gold facility. Lead Architect: Luckett & Farley Architects and Thomas Hammer, AIA Valle & Stephen Jones

City Properties Group for the $18 million adaptive use of Whiskey Row Lofts (127 to 131 W. Main St.). This project combines three historic buildings with 110,000 sq. ft. of space. The 5-story complex included 35 apartments/live-work/penthouse suites, 19,000 sq. ft. of retail space, event space, and 16 parking garage spaces. Lead Architect: CityWorks Architecture & Urban Planning

Waterfront Development Corporation for the $8 million construction of the Big Four Pedestrian Slope (River Rd. & Clay St.). This project is a 1,400 linear-foot elliptical ramp that connects Waterfront Park to the abandoned Big Four Railroad Bridge. Lead Engineer: Construction Solutions, LLC & FINLEY

The Weber Group & City Properties Group for the $2.5 million construction of The Quad Apartments (600 Marshall St.), a 3-story, 33,300 sq. ft. building with 28 apartments and lower level parking. Lead Architect: The Weber Group


The Louisville Downtown Management District (LDMD), Kentucky’s first, was established on Aug. 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. For more information, visit www.ldmd.org or call (502) 583-1671.