Potential Development in Irish Hill

Progress Rail on Lexington Road – Cityscape Residential of Indianapolis has proposed 364 apartments for the long vacant Progress Rail property. The currently concreted 10-acre site is generally used for Headliners parking. The apartments are expected to rent for $800-$1600. Cityscape is requesting two waivers – one for exceeding the height restriction for a Traditional Neighborhood district and one to encroach on the 25-foot stream buffer. They will conduct a neighborhood meeting to present their plans. Additional documentation, such as the traffic study, will be available later in the rezoning process.

Remember the documentation is public information and you may visit Louisville Metro Planning and Design Service and ask to see the file for 1373 Lexington Road. If the project has been assigned a case number, take note of that so that you can follow the progress at the E-customer Service website. See all developments of interest and find case numbers at portal.louisvilleky.gov/codesandregs/planning-reports/projectreports.

Distillery Commons—The last remaining old whiskey warehouse at the corner of Lexington and Payne has a pending redevelopment in the works, per an article on Insider Louisville posted November 25, 2013. The brick building is slated to be reconfigured into housing, retail and a restaurant. It is potentially one of the larger historic conversion projects of 2014. As part of the effort to get federal tax credits for the project, Distillery Commons owner Ray Schuhmann submitted the building  into the process to get it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The full article can be read by going to the following website: http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2013/11/25/mbb-18/

Moby Dick’s corner of Mellwood and Spring, was razed several weeks ago. The property was purchased by Kentucky Property Investments, Inc. (Sukhjit Singh Bains) on November 15, 2013 for a purchase price $275,000. Our research suggests that a convenience store will be built there, and will be compliant with current standards and codes, but we have not been able to get more information as of press time.