Space will be temporary parking lot for football games
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) — The demolition of 22 silos at the former Solae property on Floyd Street is scheduled to begin Monday, July 28.
A supervisor for LVI/NCM, which has been hired by the University of Louisville Foundation to clear the property, says a subcontractor from Illinois will have its specialized demolition equipment in Louisville by Friday and be expected to begin knocking down the silos on Monday.
Those who wish to watch the demolition, which will take a few days, will not be allowed on the 15-acre site, but should be able to see the work from Floyd Street.
The UofL Foundation purchased the former soybean production property in December. Once cleared, the property will open up the views of the Belknap campus to motorists along I-65 and will become, in the short term, a parking lot for UofL football games while the university explores future uses.