Workers for LVI/NCM, hired by the University of Louisville Foundation to clear the property, used specialized demolition equipment for the job.

Demolition is expected to take a few days. The public is not allowed on the 15-acre site, but those who want to view the work should be able to see it from Floyd Street.

The UofL Foundation purchased the former soybean production property in December. Once cleared, the property will open up the views of the Belknap campus to motorists along I-65 and will become, in the short term, a parking lot for UofL football games while the university explores future uses.

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.