This project involves 12 city blocks (31.4 acres) in Louisville located in the Russell Neighborhood, a severely distressed public housing development built in 1939. It includes the demolition of current housing units to make way for 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom unit homes made possible by a $29 million federal neighborhood grant.
A total of 640 housing units will be constructed on the Beecher footprint, including 620 mixed-income rental and 20 homeownership units.
The revitalized Beecher Terrace neighborhood will be designed and built according to Enterprise Green Community and Energy Star standards ensuring more enhanced environmental quality and reduced energy expenses. At least six residential units will be certified LEED Homes.
The new sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich Beecher Terrace community will feature commercial businesses on the first floor of select buildings along 9th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. A renovated and expanded Art Deco style Community Center will flank an Olmsted-designed park.
MBJ’s long-standing work in the Louisville area was the perfect segue into this “building community” oriented revitalization project. We will continue to serve with the Beecher Terrace Construction Management team to support delivering the sustainable, environmentally sensitive construction goals of the neighborhood and its constituents.
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