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Old 05-01-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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(this thread was moved from the general US forum)

Prior to WWII Louisville was one of the USA's most important cities. Certainly in the top 25. In the nineteenth century, it was among the ten most important US cities in the steamboat era. Then, between the wars, it fell into a LONG slumber, falling very nearly into irrelevance (people still have this picture of the city, sometims confusing it with smaller college towns like Lexington Ky or Knoxville Tn). But the city is so much more in the last 5 years, it has been in a boom, finally catching up with development in the "new South" to a degree. And while it is no sunbelt town, you can just feel the boom in the traffic, pedestrian activity in multiple neighborhoods, tourists, and out of state plates. I predicted this when I first moved here, off on and, a few years ago, and then decided to return to get in on the action.

It is now one of the hottest real estate markets in the USA:

Many St. Matthews homes get hefty value hikes

And now, we have the beginnings of what I wanted to create, an answer to Nashville's Crane watch, Project Watch which is the start (not complete) of a list that lists projects over 3 million:

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvill...ect-watch.html

(this list is not at all all inclusive and is not very high tech. I can think of several hotels that are multi million and not on here just off the top of my head, like ALOFT at Springhurst the Vue Guest and Bathhouses, and even some massive condo or apartment projects like Willow Grande or the River Park Place condo towers:

http://www.jeffersondevelopmentgroup...php?prop_id=39

Edgewater at River Park (in a massive mixed use apartment and waterfront community):

http://www.edgewateratriverpark.com

Announcements come pretty much once or twice a week. This site was not listed but should be something major:
http://insiderlouisville.com/busines...u-finds-buyer/

The list goes on and on. Curious to hear thoughts from anyone who has been to the city in the last year or so. And whats more, most of the development is not new constructions or cranes (although there are tons of tower cranes up all over) but it is actually historic rehabs of shotguns, victorians, and flats, block by block, a few thousand dollars at a time.
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