Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District




Louisville, KY



New energy and life was given a failed center-city shopping mall by creating an innovative new entertainment and retail district for the Cordish Company. The street was re-opened and it is now a destination gathering place for Louisvillians and visitors alike. Designed as a diverse and multi-layered urban streetscape, the project recalls an historic commercial hub of the past. Fourth Street is once again a dynamic and vital place to see and be seen.

The central feature is a commons area under an open-air glass shed roof. Exterior and interior walkways, balconies and terraces line the festive walkways on several levels.. The complex offers a wide variety of restaurants, clubs, bars, games, displays and retail shops.

2005 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence