Waterfront Development Corporation http://wfpl.org en The Indiana Side of The Big Four Bridge Will Be Opening Soon, Really http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-side-big-four-bridge-will-be-opening-soon-really <p>After months of delays, Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is almost complete.</p><p>The final leg of construction was finished Monday, according to Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield. And&nbsp;Jeffersonville city officials are expected to gain control of the ramp within the next few days.</p><p>“Our involvement has pretty much ended at this point,” Wingfield says.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:38:07 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9376 at http://wfpl.org The Indiana Side of The Big Four Bridge Will Be Opening Soon, Really Waterfront Independence Festival Has Uncertain Future http://wfpl.org/post/waterfront-independence-festival-has-uncertain-future <p>This year may be the last for the<a href="http://www.louisvillewaterfront.com/events/calendar/2013/july.html"> Waterfront Independence Festival</a>. The two-day event at Waterfront Park featuring free music, children’s activities and fireworks has been losing money since 2008.</p><p>The festival is now in its 15<sup>th</sup> year and usually has an attendance of about 150,000. Waterfront Development Corporation spokeswoman Ashley Smith says the festival brings people together from all over the city.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:04:24 +0000 Brandon Girdley 5999 at http://wfpl.org Waterfront Independence Festival Has Uncertain Future Big Four Bridge to Open Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/big-four-bridge-open-thursday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation says the long-awaited opening of the Big Four Bridge to pedestrians and bicyclists will be Thursday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Thursday at 11:</span>00am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we’re going to do what we’ve been calling the soft opening of the Big Four Bridge, meaning, since Indiana is not completed yet, everyone wants up on the bridge, so we’re going for it," said the agency's executive director, David </span>Karem<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:49:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 3795 at http://wfpl.org Big Four Bridge to Open Thursday Waterfront Park Named Finalist for Urban Design Award http://wfpl.org/post/waterfront-park-named-finalist-urban-design-award <p>Louisville’s <a href="http://www.louisvillewaterfront.com/" target="_blank">Waterfront Park</a> is up for a major urban development award. The park is one of five finalists for the <a href="http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba/index.php?page=home&amp;sidebar=1" target="_blank">Rudy Bruner Award,</a> which describes itself as a “search for examples of the often overlooked excellence [in urban areas].”</p><p>Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem says just being a finalist is great news for the park and for Louisville.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:23:01 +0000 Erica Peterson 3704 at http://wfpl.org Waterfront Park Named Finalist for Urban Design Award Ice Skating Under the Big Four Bridge Approach? Maybe. http://wfpl.org/post/ice-skating-under-big-four-bridge-approach-maybe <p>Louisville's Waterfront Development Corporation has revised its plans for an ice skating rink at Waterfront Park.</p><p>The seasonal rink was originally planned to go up last year at a location on the festival plaza, near the Christmas tree vendors. But funding fell through and complications with utilities in the original location nixed the plans.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Patrick DeSpain 3092 at http://wfpl.org Ice Skating Under the Big Four Bridge Approach? Maybe.