A new apartment complex, called Nine at Louisville, will be an off-campus housing option for students by fall 2016. The project will be built on the vacant lot at the corner of South Floyd Street and East Brandeis Avenue. Nine at Louisville is the sixth upscale living community catering to U of L students.

“We think our residents will love the location,” said Brian Detri, pre-development and construction manager at 908 Development Group.  “We are really excited about the opportunity to build a premier project just walking distance to the Student Activities Center and athletic row right near by.”

The $30 million project will include 385 beds and 105 units. Residents can choose between two, three, four and five bedroom units. A two story parking garage will be underneath five stories of residential space.

Whittenberg Construction, the local general contractor of the project, recently received a foundation permit.

“They have begun mobilizing and clearing the site to make way for underground infrastructure.”

According to Detri, the price of rent is still to be determined. He said that utilities, furniture, cable and internet will all be included in the price.

One thing that sets Nine at Louisville apart, says Detri, is the yoga and fitness on-demand area and study rooms that overlook the courtyard on each residential floor. He also mentioned plans for clubhouse space, fitness center, pool, hammocks, fire pit, grills and green area.

Detri says that 908 Development Group takes security very seriously. The parking garage will be fully gated and the building and units will have an electronic key entry.

Nine at Louisville does not currently have an affiliation agreement with U of L. Detri says that 908 will consider pursuing an affiliation agreement in the future.

908 Development Group, a Tampa-based company, has a similar apartment complex at the University of Tennessee. According to their website, 908 is scheduled to open two other properties in 2016, one in Memphis, Tennessee and the other in Columbia, South Carolina.

Photo courtesy / 908 Development Group