Updated: 6 days ago
1310 South Floyd Street became vacant and deteriorating close to 15 years ago and some say longer.
Inspections of the residential building during 2018 noted that termite and water damage were so extensive that shoring the building for replacements and the cost of rehabilitation would be excessive.
The property owner Josh Lindley, Glenmary Investment Group, LLC proposed to demolish the existing residence and to reconstruct the home in nearly the exact footprint size and massing as the original.
The proposal came before the Old Louisville Landmarks Architectural Review Committee during October 2018 and the Landmarks staff recommended approval to demolish and rebuild. Both motions carried.
The approved proposals to rebuild included the following conditions:
- To salvage existing materials of the building including the box gutter, the cornice line. Front gable details, wood trim from the first-floor window, wood trim from the main entry door, bricks from foundation and chimneys will be salvaged to the best extent possible.
The new building will possess the historic form and aesthetic character while clearly being a modern reproduction.
Work started on the new development during May 2020 and Josh Lindley says they hope to be completed by the end of the year.
To my knowledge, this is the first development in Old Louisville where a site was totally demolished and rebuilt to appear as the previous existing structure.
Please watch this rebuilding as it continues to develop.
Herb Fink, Chair
Property Improvement Committee