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Louisville soliciting proposals to redevelop 24-acre site in West End

Proposals providing productive use for neighborhood due May 22


LOUISVILLE (March 20, 2017) — Louisville has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of Heritage West in the Russell neighborhood. The announcement was made Monday by Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and members of the West Louisville Community Council.

The city seeks a unique proposal to create and implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for the property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

“Heritage West represents 24 acres of opportunity. When we originally purchased this property in 2013, we knew it was ideal for redevelopment,” said the Mayor. “We’ve had great partners along the way – Metro Council, WLCC, OneWest, Louisville Urban League, and Stephen Reily and Seed Capital Kentucky – who have remained committed to seeing this property redeveloped into a project that fits this community’s vision.”

Redevelopment proposals should reflect the goals established in Vision Louisville—sustainability, economy, livability, connectivity, creativity, health and authenticity—and the Vision Russell priorities established through visioning meetings held in winter 2016 and 2017. A summary of priorities can be found here: http://wearewestlouisville.weebly.com/heritage-west.html

Responses to the proposal are due no later than May 22 and should include:

• A concept plan showing the general pattern of development proposed, mix of uses, and unit counts where applicable
• An explanation of financing, including sources of funding proposed and any city and state incentives anticipated to be requested
• A list of development partners who will participate in each aspect of the proposed project.
• An explanation of the development team’s qualifications for undertaking a project of this size and scope.
• A commitment to adhere to the fair labor standards contained in Chapter 37 of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances pertaining to minority, female and handicapped business enterprises

Respondents are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of two informational sessions intended to provide an opportunity to view the Heritage West site and to ask representatives of Louisville Metro Government questions. These sessions will take place, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., at Heritage West.

“This 24-acre site is prime for developers who have a vision for thriving and revitalizing west Louisville,” said Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). “The community has shared their ideas and vision and they, along with Metro Government, are ready to work with and support positive development for this neighborhood.”

Louisville Metro has partnered with the WLCC to gather information on the community’s vision for the redevelopment of Heritage West, and is committed to facilitating redevelopment that best reflects the needs and desires expressed by residents and other stakeholders during this process. To that end, members of the community will be involved in the selection of a development team and will have access to all materials provided as part of a response to this Solicitation of Interest.

“Positive outcomes can be achieved when community, organizations, and government agencies strategize collectively around issues impacting people,” said Ramona Lindsey, West Louisville Community Council. “Heritage West is an example of how our collective resources can spur transformation within a community.”

Heritage West totals 23.86 acres, as shown below, and is located on the western border of the Russell neighborhood. The site is bounded on the west by an elevated rail line, to the south by a 6-acre property featuring a historic multi-story warehouse, to the east by single-family residences, a community orchard called “Produce Park,” and various light industrial uses, and to the north by a variety of single- and multi-family residences and neighborhood commercial uses.

For the full Solicitation of Interest, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/advanced-planning/heritage-west

For questions concerning the Solicitation of Interest, please contact Laura Ferguson at (502) 574-3503 or [email protected].