I was thinking the other day about how Louisville has changed in the past decade-and-a-half. Sometimes we stand so close to the trees we fail to appreciate the forest.
In the past 15 or 16 years, we've seen more than a dozen hotels built downtown and probably another dozen built elsewhere in the county. We've seen the skate park built as well as the Muhammad Ali Center. Churchill Downs has added on and remodeled twice. Fourth Street Live! replaced a failed mall and we've seen a tremendous resurgence in NuLu. The Frazier Museum has joined us and the Speed Museum underwent a beautiful renovation.
The Yum! Center is a truly wonderful place to watch basketball games and concerts, and restaurants have sprung up all around it. The convention center downtown is nearing the end of its renovation which will bring bigger conventions. We have two new bridges. Traffic moves better than it has in years.
On West Broadway, we have the Passport Health Campus and the new YMCA coming soon as well as a world class, multi-sport complex called the Track on Ali. We have a new soccer team with a new stadium to follow in Butchertown.
I know I've left a lot out, but I think it's safe to say the view from 10,000 feet is more impressive today than it was 15 years ago.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.
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