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Beecher Terrace Redevelopment – A Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

Louisville Metro Housing Authority | Louisville, KY
McCormack Baron Salazar
LEED for Homes Registered

The Beecher Terrace Redevelopment includes a total of 692 housing units, including mixed-income rental, senior housing, and homeownership units.

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Beecher Terrace is located in the Russell Neighborhood. This severely distressed public housing development was built in 1939 and is comprised of 31.40 acres on four- superblocks. The phased revitalization of Beecher Terrace will build on the character of the adjacent neighborhoods and urban patterns while maintaining its unique heritage and identity. A new entry street will present a new image for the neighborhood while reinforcing its connection to the city and downtown area.

Louisville Metro Housing Authority received a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation grant award from HUD for the Russell Transformation. To implement the plan, LMHA hired the development team of McCormack Baron Salazar and Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects.

The new sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich Beecher Terrace community will feature commercial businesses on the first floor of select buildings along 9th and Muhammad Ali, and a renovated and expanded Art Deco-style community center flanking an Olmsted-designed park.

Phase I includes a four-story, 117 unit building for seniors. This new facility features administrative offices, laundry services, Crafts Room, Billiards, Doctor Exam Office, lounges, and a community dining and warming kitchen.

Phase II includes 108 multi-family units in 15 buildings, of Townhome and Garden Apartment designs. Buildings are two and three-story.

Phase III includes 185 multi-family units in 23 buildings, of Townhome and Garden Apartment designs. Buildings are two and three-story. Additionally, a pool and pool house along with a play area is included.

Phase IV and V include 141 multi-family units in 20 buildings and 69 units in 7 buildings, respectively.

The entire redevelopment is pursuing LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) and Enterprise Green Community certification. Enterprise Green Communities certification demonstrates the design team’s commitment to providing high performance, healthy homes for low-income families.