Beecher Terrace Redevelopment Phases I, II, III – Choice Neighborhoods InitiativeBeecher Terrace | Louisville Metro Housing Authority | Louisville, KY
The Beecher Terrace Redevelopment Phase I, II, III includes a total of 640 housing units, including 620 mixed-income rental, senior housing, and 20 homeownership units.
The Beecher Terrace Redevelopment Phase I, II, III includes a total of 640 housing units, featuring 620 mixed-income rental, senior housing, and 20 homeownership units. A severely distressed public housing development, located in the Russell Neighborhood, Beecher Terrace was built in 1939 and is comprised of 31.40 acres on four super blocks. The phased revitalization of Beecher Terrace builds on the character of the adjacent neighborhoods and urban patterns, 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 $29.574 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation grant award from HUD to implement Russell’s Transformation Plan. To implement the plan, LMHA hired the development team of McCormack Baron Salazar, Urban Design Associates, 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.
Beecher Terrace Phase I is a single senior housing building. It is located on the northern portion of the existing Old Walnut Park located at the corner of what is currently Cedar Court and 9th Street.
Phase I includes a 4 story, 117 unit building for seniors. This new facility will feature 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 178 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.
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.