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New development announced for old Water Company block

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Map showing the block of the project area (Source: Google Maps) Map showing the block of the project area (Source: Google Maps)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new place for visitors to stay is coming to downtown Louisville.

During an afternoon press conference, Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear announced that Omni Hotels & Resorts will build a 600 room convention hotel in the block bound by Third Street on the west, Liberty Street on the north, Second Street on the east and Muhammad Ali Boulevard on the south. The block once housed the Louisville Water Company headquarters.

The hotel will be adjacent to 200 apartments that are being constructed by the Cordish Companies. A press release says the project will also include an upscale grocery and additional retail space.

The 600 room Omni Louisville Hotel will be the first four-diamond, luxury hotel in the area and the first hotel in Kentucky by Omni Hotels & Resorts.

A parking garage with 850 spaces to service the hotel, apartment units and the retail space will be operated by the Parking Authority of River City (PARC).

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