Sheldon Shafer Courier Journal
Airport Seeks to Expand Business Park
January 20, 2017
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  • Regional Airport Authority officials intend to add 62 acres to the rapidly developing Renaissance South Business Park south of Louisville International Airport.

    The project includes a proposed new interchange on the Gene Snyder Freeway at Air Commerce Drive, near where the Snyder and Interstate 65 intersect.

    The plans are contained in a new filing with the Army Corps of Engineers by C.T. “Skip” Miller, the authority’s executive director. Miller is also head of a sister agency, the Louisville Renaissance Zone Corp., which oversees development of the industrial park.

    The business park currently has about 790 acres bounded by the Outer Loop on the north, the Snyder on the south, I-65 on the east, and the UPS hub property on the west. Most of the land is where airport officials have cleared more than 1,000 homes over the past two decades.

    Airport authority spokeswoman Natalie Chaudoin said in an interview Thursday that only about 170 acres at the existing park remain available.

    The vast majority of the spoken-for land there is occupied or sold or under contract for development. Tenants include the UPS Centennial Hub, Ford Motor Co. for vehicle storage, some smaller businesses and several large industrial-distribution warehouses.