Thursday, July 25, 2013

Highway 42 Gateway Project

The Louisville Planning and Zoning Department is not letting the uncertain future of the FasTracks project and downtown rail station get in the way of the city's progress.

Proposed Landscape Concept for the South Street Pedestrian Underpass
As the plans for the revitalization of the area east of the Burlington Northern tracks begin to flesh out, planners are figuring how to connect that part of town to Main Street and the shoppers on the west.  A critical connection point will be the South Street Gateway.  Currently, east-bound South Street dead-ends at Front Street.  The proposed plan will create a pedestrian underpass under the tracks.  Additionally, changes are planned on Highway 42 itself, starting north with a traffic light at Paschal Drive and a trail underpass just north of Hecla Drive.  Additional improvements will be made to the intersections south, including the addition of Cannon Circle and an extension of Caledonia Street, and the creation of a traffic round-about at Lock Street.

The revitalization plan includes a mix of residential, retail and commercial development with walking and bike trails.  Since the anchor of the project was supposed to be the downtown commuter rail line, planners are having to alter their designs.  The new plans should be able to accommodate the potential train station, but not be dependent upon it.

South Street Underpass Designs Option A and Option B

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Tour of Lafayette

Take a beautiful Friday morning to sneak a peek with me at the variety of homes in the City of Lafayette!

310 W. Cleveland Street - $287,500
This home might be a great choice for someone who wants to walk to shops on S Public Road.  The brick exterior is low-maintenance, and the seller recently replaced the roof and furnace.  There's 2 bedrooms on the main with another in the finished basement.  The agent claims move-in condition, although the first thing a buyer might want to do is add some kind of cooling system.

1271 Doric Drive - $309,900
In the Centaur Village North neighborhood, this home is a short walk to Waneka Lake.  With 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and just over 2500sqft, it sits on almost a quarter acre lot.  Long-time owners say the house needs upgrades but that it's clean and well-cared for.

406 E Baseline Road - $325,000
Voted "Best Historic House," this 1898 Victorian combines the grace of the era with modern amenities.  It boasts a new roof, plumbing, wiring and sewer alongside a 20 year old rose garden.  It will be interesting to see how the period decor blends with the hot tub and deluxe barbecue grill.

588 Homestead Street - $365,000
Anna's Farm has some charming homes, but you have to be willing to sacrifice a big backyard.  This 2070sqft home lists cherry floors and two water heaters, but the listing agent doesn't say much else.  Well-priced homes in this neighborhood can move quickly, so perhaps he's betting that he doesn't have to.

If you're curious about the features of the above homes, or any other Lafayette listings, don't hesitate to email or call.  Houses are moving fast, and the buyers who are getting them are the ones who are prepared and ready to move!

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