Museum Plaza, the 62-story Louisville mega-project with condos, lofts, hotel and offices, will have its groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday of this week.
The developers plan a barbecue and commemorative hard hats for the first 500 attendees. They will be able to enjoy the views from the “top” of the skyscraper as a helicopter beams images onto large screens on the ground. At 4:00 pm the new sales design center will open, featuring views from the 25th floor and a partial kitchen and bath built to scale.
The U of L pep band will play and a 20-foot tall shovel will mark the ground-breaking at 5:40 pm. The celebration will close Seventh Street and River Road.
In other news, the state tax increment financing commission approved the Museum Plaza plan to allow new taxes associated with the project pay for the estimated $135 million in public improvements in around the building. That was the last major hurdle the project had to face before construction could begin.