Check this bit from Phillip Bailey’s latest in LEO:
NuLu is a movement that embodies the message of sustainable living, and the district’s crown jewel is the Green Building.
Originally built in 1891, the building was renovated by local filmmaker and businessman Gill Holland, along with his wife, Augusta. The couple transformed the structure, making it an environmentally conscious building that includes 732 Social, office space, a record label and multiple event rooms. In an interview with LEO last week, Holland confirmed that they have received LEED Platinum Certification, making the Green Building the first commercial building in Kentucky to achieve that goal.
The business leader believes the area is now primed to pick up where it left off before the recession.
“A lot of things didn’t go as fast as they could or would have, but things are moving methodically forward,” Holland says. “I feel this was the one area of town that kept momentum during the last two years. Maybe it wasn’t full speed ahead, but it was still speeding ahead.”
Holland notes that the euphoria in the district is due to more than just his award-winning renovation project, and he credits the businesses and neighborhood association’s strength as a group. Successful networking has educated people about the importance of supporting local and family-owned businesses.
Click here to read the entire story. And note the bits about how housing is really out of reach for most Louisvillians when it comes to dowtown.
But that’s MAJOR news on the green front. MAJOR.