Resurfaced Fall 2016 Build
Through the ReSurfaced program, City Collaborative and partners continue to transform the three-quarter acre lot in the Phoenix Hill Neighborhood into a community activation space that fosters civic engagement and entrepreneurialism.
We started with a two-week activation this summer from June 2nd - 11th to prototype the site. The site continues to evolve with the fall 2016 build as we add new amenities and reconfigure the space with our growing group of community partners.
The underlying idea is to create a space where people from around the community can come to engage, collaborate, create, and celebrate.
Building Community & Connecting Neighborhoods
The ReSurfaced: The Liberty Build site presents an opportunity to experiment with a location that is surrounded by walkable residential neighborhoods and the vibrant adjacent commercial corridor of Nulu along East Market. The centrally located site in Phoenix Hill is a short distance from the neighborhoods of Butchertown, Smoketown, Irish Hill, Original Highlands and Paristown Pointe as well as Louisville’s Central Business District, Medical District and the Nucleus Life Sciences Research Park. Waterfront Park and the Big Four Bridge with direct pedestrian access to Southern Indiana is also nearby.
This proximity offers the potential to engage with nearby residents and business owners to focus on issues and opportunities, and gather ideas and support as an active hub for the surrounding neighborhoods. The intent being that ReSurfaced: The Liberty Build will serve as a model for other site activations throughout the community.
Work has begun on the 5-A-Side soccer field, an urban soccer prototype for Louisville, popular in Europe and growing in popularity in the U.S. The completion date will be for the Fall ReSurfaced event. This fast-paced, high-scoring version of soccer is played on a smaller field (90 ft x 60 ft) which allows for shorter engaging and accessible games. We are working with local soccer groups and organizations, including youth activities and our international community, to offer our Louisvillians a chance to check out 5-A-Side with the hopes of having this great version of soccer expand into spaces throughout the city.
A Big Thanks to City Collaborative's ReSurfaced: The Liberty Build Growing List of Partners & Sponsors:
Louisville Downtown Partnership | Louisville Metro | Louisville Metro Housing Authority | Urban Design Studio | Forest Giant | Core Design | 1200LLC | Magbooth | Brown-Forman | WORK Architecture + Design | Gresham, Smith and Partners | University of Louisville | De Montfort University | Architectural Artisans | SlowFood Bluegrass | Falls City Lighting | Louisville City Football Club | Kentucky Refugee Ministries | Ramsi's Cafe on the World | Heine Brothers' Coffee | Mercer Transportation | LG&E | Louisville Water Company | MSD | Family & Children's Place | West Sixth Brewing | Braxton Brewing Co.