Transformation of Urban Government Center on Barret Ave to begin soon

Transformation of Urban Government Center on Barret Ave to begin soon
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Plans for the project could include what's shown in these renderings. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Plans for the project could include what's shown in these renderings. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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(Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A prime piece of property between the Highlands, Germantown, Nulu and Smoketown is slated for a major redevelopment.

We've reported throughout the year that the city was looking for developers to transform the former Urban Government Center in Paristown Pointe.

Wednesday we learned the city has selected The Marian Group to take on the project.

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The development will include town homes and shotgun homes, along with condos and apartments.

A Family Scholar House is also planned for the site.

"We are proud to have been selected to partner with Metro on this project," Marian principal Justin Brown said. "We believe it represents what is great about our city and this neighborhood -- mixed-use, mixed-income, intergenerational and interconnected."

Work will begin in 2018.

This development goes along with plans to create an arts and culture district nearby.

A new performance space operated by The Kentucky Center, an expanded Louisville Stoneware and Goodwood Brewery are planned to anchor that part of the development.

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