Future

Now substantially refurbished, the 530 W. Oak project has yielded quality living spaces and offices/studios. The corner space has undergone some initial restoration, and in the interim has held many art, music and other public events and gatherings as "The Space at 6th & Oak." We hope it will further become great community meeting place, perhaps as a restaurant or small grocery, and serve as an anchor point in the neighborhood.

Meuter Building, as envisioned

Oak Seed, Inc. intends to sustain rental agreements at fair market value, in order to retain long-term tenancies and to avoid excessive gentrification of the neighborhood. The Oak Seed partners value Old Louisville's diversity – one of its defining attributes and a trait integral to its neighborhood character – and do not wish to displace residencies, but rather to help create more.

Current Focus

With all spaces currently occupied and stable except for the large 6th & Oak corner, we are presently focusing on design and planning for a complete restoration of that historic venue. This will involve excavating the old wooden floor, reinforcing the 130-year old brick foundation, installing all-new mechanicals, and replacing the non-period brick on the North facade with glass, as it was in the 1920's and 30's.

See a before/after picture of the 6th St facade here.

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Oak Seed news:

433 E Oak Restoration
Broken Sidewalk, July 2009

Brooke Herbert Exhibit
LEO, April 2009

Faun Fables Show
LEO, August 2008

Space @ 6th & Oak
Velocity, July 2008

Sarah Lyon Studio
opened April 2006

Courier-Journal, Feb '05

Old Lou. Journal, Feb '05