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Old 07-28-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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It was badly needed too. I had a friend who lived @ Barrington in the late 90's and it felt like high rise dorm apartment living back then.
Servo, there are multiple residential towers/projects under construction dt, and even more renovations. Quite an impressive list compared to recent history


http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvill...ice-house.html


They say in the article you could drop a bowling ball and your neighbor wouldn't hear. To the OP, when are you moving? I think these lofts may be another year from opening, but you may email them and find out.

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Old 07-28-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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Servo, there are multiple residential towers/projects under construction dt, and even more renovations. Quite an impressive list compared to recent history


Ice House owner shares plan for more Ice House development - Louisville - Louisville Business First


They say in the article you could drop a bowling ball and your neighbor wouldn't hear. To the OP, when are you moving? I think these lofts may be another year from opening, but you may email them and find out.
Anything compared to recent history is an improvement. Prior to Yum Center and 4th St Live, that place was a dead zone. I used to live in the towers at UofL back when that Sorority/Frat row was called Confederate Drive, and even that seemed nicer than Barrington.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Anything compared to recent history is an improvement. Prior to Yum Center and 4th St Live, that place was a dead zone. I used to live in the towers at UofL back when that Sorority/Frat row was called Confederate Drive, and even that seemed nicer than Barrington.
Servo...there is a big boom going on. I would say 50% of the blocks downtown have some development going on. It really is exciting.

DT is not dead at all. Far from it! It is very vibrant with many nodes of activity. I would agree that the SW corner of dt is dead though. This is the govt district
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:43 PM
 
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Servo...there is a big boom going on. I would say 50% of the blocks downtown have some development going on. It really is exciting.

DT is not dead at all. Far from it! It is very vibrant with many nodes of activity. I would agree that the SW corner of dt is dead though. This is the govt district
Has TARC improved any over the years as well to drive more people to public transport? That was probably my biggest frustration of the area over the years.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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Has TARC improved any over the years as well to drive more people to public transport? That was probably my biggest frustration of the area over the years.
I think it is adequate. I have lived in New Orleans, Cincinnati, Indy, and for a few months in Denver, Atlanta, and Dallas.

I grew up in Chicago and have spent plenty of time in Philly, San, Fran and NYC.

With the exception of the big coastal cities (and notable interior exceptions like Chicago), public transit in Louisville is about the same as it is everywhere else. If you are downtown or a major urban thorughofare (Bardstown rd) then the service is good, but otherwise it needs some work. Keep in mind this is not a knock on Louisville but rather American public transit in general, especially away from the mega coastal cities (and even many of them have horrible transit, yes you, LA, Miami, San Diego, etc

Even regional cities with rail systems...I am thinking places like Cleveland or Atlanta....those systems really suck and I would say it is more difficult to navigate those cities via public transit than Louisville. Louisville's advantage is it is so compact, with all its major urban hoods within 2-5 miles from downtown, thus making even the most basic bus system an easy serviceability.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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Weissinger-Gaulbert is a definite possibility. My husband and I lived on the 9th floor, what seems like a million years ago in 2003. The walls, floors, etc were thick concrete. The bathroom was even soundproof. The apartments also have huge windows! If the same people still own it, they are super nice as well.
This could definitely be what I was looking for. One of the reviewers on Apartments.com said the same, that is, that he/she didn't recall hearing anyone. Did complain about pests though.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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there are plenty of options for you. i am also the only one that knows about all the highrises here. There are at least 15 buildings over 5 floors in the downtown area plus more that take section 8.

The issue is not finding a highrise in your price range but rather, finding one where you can jam your guitar. You will just have to visit them and ask.

I would think the thickest highrise walla would be in Old Warehouse lofts... Off Broadway Lofts and Glassworks are on the fringe of downtown in developing areas but meet your criteria. Glassworks is in an up and coming part of dt and a 5 min walk to your work.

Several highrises are under renovation at present into luxury apts..the 800, Barrington Place, and the Starks buildings should all have updated units available by next year ( 800 will have a few this fall, that bldg will be awesome when done)

Crescent Centre, The St Francis, and Weissinger-Gaulbert are old staples but not sure of wall thickness.

On main street, the ice house lofts will be done next year with solid concrete walls several feet thick.

The Henry Clay apartments may be an option. Thats an old well built bldg and an awesome location as it is blocks away from Louisvilles soon to be tallest (over 400 ft) residential/hotel highrise which starts construction in 2016.

Thetes tons more, including some rentals in homes near nulu, butchertown, lower highlands, germantown, phoenix hill, and more . Please PM me and I will help you. Dont live 30 mins out in a city as cool as this that is on the move
This is insanely helpful. I'll just have to call around to a lot of these places. Of course, if I get the job, I'll have to visit them as well.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Barrington Place in midst of multimillion dollar makeover (Slideshow)
Owner Sundance Bay spending milllions on Barrington Place makeover - Louisville - Louisville Business First



Very impressive renovation in a great location, 1 block to 4th st live and will be 2 blocks from new urban grocery that opens in 2018. Rooms are still very cheap. If I were the op id look here simply bc affordability
I read that article. Can't really tell about the side walls, though. Again, if the job comes through, will have to make calls and visits. Thanks.
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