The logo, approximately 10 x 10 feet in diameter, is positioned on the east side of the arena. The logo is the first thing motorists see entering the city on the George Rogers Clark bridge.
The location is symbolic, leaving no doubt which university owns Louisville.
Meanwhile, work continues just down the block on Main Street on the Iron Quarter block which includes the nation’s largest collection of buildings with cast iron facades. Todd Blue, president of Cobalt Ventures, has proposed plans for a $50 million development.
Blue’s project would includeÂ a 12- to 14-story office tower with 110,000 square feet; a 20,000-square-foot retail center featuring upscale boutique stores, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops; and a two-level, 500-space parking garage with access from First or Main streets.
“But for the arena, I would not be doing this project,” Blue told Business First. “It’s a pivotal block, and it’s well located.”
The only obstacle for Blue, and it’s significant, is getting past the objections of preservationists who want to preserve some dilapidated structures on the block.