Janet Kelly, Ph.D. Executive Director Urban Studies Institute Matthew H. Ruther, Ph.D. Director Kentucky State Data Center University of Louisville

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Janet Kelly, Ph.D. Executive Director Urban Studies Institute Matthew H. Ruther, Ph.D. Director Kentucky State Data Center University of Louisville Slide 2 New Peer Cities Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 ZIP Code 40202 Output: $2.8 billion Jobs: 20,420 Employee Compensation: $895 million Metro Louisville to Outside 40% 60% Within Metro Louisville Trade Flows Slide 8 CBD within the Urban Core Central Business District (CBD) is an economic concept, not necessarily a demographic concept Important symbiotic relationship between the CBD and its nearby neighborhoods Urban Core: The CBD, as well as the close- in/adjacent neighborhoods Primary focus on indicators that suggest high quality of place in the urban core these include age, educational attainment, income, and homeownership Slide 9 Louisvilles Urban Core Source: ESRI Slide 10 1% of MSA area 9% of MSA Population (4 th of 18 peers) 10% of MSA Housing (4 th of 18 peers) Urban Core within the MSA Slide 11 Population in Urban Core Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey Slide 12 Housing Units in Urban Core Slide 13 Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey % of Urban Core Housing Occupied Slide 14 Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey % of Urban Core Housing Owner Occupied Slide 15 Quality of Place Housing Indicators Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey Slide 16 % Age 25-34 in Urban Core Slide 17 Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey % College Educated in Urban Core Slide 18 Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey Median Income in Urban Core Slide 19 Quality of Place Population Indicators Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey Slide 20 Alternative Transportation Usage Slide 21 Walk Score Source: http://www.walkscore.com Slide 22 Louisville Urban Core Comparison 20002013 Peer Rank Total Population113,378106,0698 th Total Housing Units54,43955,9748 th Occupancy Rate (%)89.081.514 th Owner Occupied (%)41.136.218 th Age 25-34 (%)14.816.48 th HS Graduates (%)69.379.79 th College Graduates (%)14.619.412 th Advanced Degrees (%)5.88.710 th Sources: 2000 Decennial Census SF3; 2009-2013 American Community Survey Slide 23 Summary Louisville ranks highly among peer cities in total population and housing units in the urban core Strong urban core neighborhoods that contribute to the vitality of the CBD (Old Louisville, Highlands, Clifton) However, the city lags behind peers on many quality of place indicators Since 2000, small population loss in the urban core, but increased housing units and significant positive change in educational attainment and young populations Slide 24 Shawn Herbig IQS Research Slide 25 Cluster Analysis of 750 interviews Generated 6 unique clusters Slide 26 Affluent DT Workers 10% HHI mode $75,000+ Familiar with DT Support DT But, engage less currently and are not interested in engaging more Most interested in additional restaurants &amp; events Slide 27 Frequent Users Looking for Improvement 20% Non DT workers Highest usage High comfort level Feel moderately safe, less likely to engage in future 39% say DTL worse than other Downtowns Slide 28 Downtown Ambassadors - 24% Not DT workers Current usage is moderate Future usage is STRONG Most likely to move DT Downtown ambassadors or Downtown Louisville ambassadors? Slide 29 Perceptions Continue to Improve 201220132014 A lot of things to do62%68%86% Exciting44%54%76% Fun53%63%75% Family friendly54%62%75% Slide 30 Future Amenities201220132014 Unique Shopping Experience39%49%62% More events along the waterfront53%66%61% More development along the waterfront 61%71%79% Bourbon experience (micro distilleries) 28%45%47% Additional downtown entertainment50%58%60% Effort is Creating Improvement Slide 31 Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director Louisville Downtown Partnership Slide 32 Slide 33 LDPs Mission The mission of the Louisville Downtown Partnership is to aid in the facilitation and strengthening of commerce, provide maintenance assistance, beautify and enhance streetscapes, improve security and safety, and stimulate high quality development and vitality in Louisvilles Downtown. Slide 34 LDPs Vision The vision of the Louisville Downtown Partnership is to collaboratively develop Downtown Louisville into an economic catalyst for all of Louisville and to be a vibrant, dynamic, urban core recognized for growth, innovation, and attractiveness of place. Slide 35 Economic Development Private/Public Partnerships Direct Business Outreach Technical Assistance Loan Funds Incubation and Expansion Efforts Slide 36 Planning and Urban Design Downtown Master Plan Connectivity Studies Targeted Planning Efforts Slide 37 Project Management Implementation of Plans Improvement of Targeted Areas Slide 38 Business Improvement District River to Jefferson: Floyd 9 th Jefferson to York: 2 nd 7 th Future Expansion Slide 39 Clean and Safe 332 Trees Planted 191 Flower Pots Planted 37 Tree Wells 16 ambassadors 27,000 staff hours 6,600 graffiti tags 150,000 lbs of trash Slide 40 Marketing, Communications, and Events Targeted Events Enhancement Public Notifications Visitor and Business Marketing Slide 41 Research State of Downtown Demographic and Economic Data Over 175 databases, fact sheets, and maps Interviews with Downtown and Suburban Executives Retail and Housing Market Studies Slide 42 Thank You! </p>

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