Paying off the politicians to change the rules

A major property developer is trying to hold the city hostage over 18 apartment units, what are called “workforce” units.

This story last week about the possible demise of a major apartment development on Main Street exemplifies the warped sense of corporate entitlement plaguing America: Offer politicians a victory — a shiny, new project — and they’ll bend their backs and the rules to accommodate you.

The $56 million, 270-unit apartment project at East Main and Clay streets would bring life to a 2.7-acre block near downtown. Its plans include 11,550 square feet of retail and other commercial space and a five-story, 430-space garage.

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The best and worst of Frankfort

We knew the 2017 Kentucky State Legislative session was going to be crazy when Gov. Matt Bevin went toe to toe with union workers in the halls of the Capitol, accusing one of not being from Kentucky. Thankfully, the session... Read More ›

Country club schools

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Go west, Louisville City FC

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