Da Bomb: Storage Site Nears Completion

The last time we referred to the proposed bomb-storage facility in South Louisville, Doug Hawkins was making a last-ditch effort to block the construction at Cardinal Hill with a bill in the state Senate. It failed in January.  The Metro Council approved the building last fall after a lengthy search for an alternate site.

This month, city officials say the infamous structure will be completed. City spokesperson Kerri Richardson said that in response to a request from the Council that the pre-fab structure be surrounded by an 8-foot berm, the city’s Public Works department went a step further and built some concrete walls around it. The city calls it a munitions storage magazine.

Hawkins, who once said the facility might attract terrorists, calls it a bomb storage site. The city, which has used an Algonquin Parkway facility for munitions storage, will begin using the new site in August. It will be operated by the Police Department.