The city has chosen to partner with the Louisville Urban League to redevelop a long-vacant 24-acre property in the Russell Neighborhood!

The Louisville Urban League proposed constructing a $30 million world-class indoor track and field athletic facility at the 24-acre Heritage West site at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Click here for more information.

The city has chosen to partner with the Louisville Urban League to redevelop a long-vacant 24-acre property in the Russell Neighborhood!

The Louisville Urban League proposed constructing a $30 million world-class indoor track and field athletic facility at the 24-acre Heritage West site at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Click here for more information.

Russell Neighborhood Action Activities Underway

For more information about the Action Activities you will be able to see around the Russell neighborhood in the coming months, click here.

Russell Neighborhood Action Activities Underway

For more information about the Action Activities you will be able to see around the Russell neighborhood in the coming months, click here.

Gigabit Center Opens in Russell!

The Louisville Gigabit Center is now open at the Old Walnut Street development of Louisville Central Community Centers, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Laptops are available for use and anyone is welcome to come use the free, fast internet in the Urban Living Room. Click here for more information.

Gigabit Center Opens in Russell!

The Louisville Gigabit Center is now open at the Old Walnut Street development of Louisville Central Community Centers, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Laptops are available for use and anyone is welcome to come use the free, fast internet in the Urban Living Room. Click here for more information.

Passport Health Plan Health and Wellness Campus

Passport Health Plan announced their move to 18th and Broadway! Their plan for the site includes a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness campus for serving the needs of Russell and the surrounding communities! Click here to read the news article.

Passport Health Plan Health and Wellness Campus

Passport Health Plan announced their move to 18th and Broadway! Their plan for the site includes a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness campus for serving the needs of Russell and the surrounding communities! Click here to read the news article.

Welcome Urban Strategies to the Vision Russell Team!

Urban Strategies will be working with Beecher Terrace residents through case management and outreach as we move forward with the revitalization of the Beecher Terrace housing site. To learn more about out Urban Strategies team members, click here.

Welcome Urban Strategies to the Vision Russell Team!

Urban Strategies will be working with Beecher Terrace residents through case management and outreach as we move forward with the revitalization of the Beecher Terrace housing site. To learn more about out Urban Strategies team members, click here.

Environmental Studies in Baxter Park

Pre-construction studies are being conducted at Baxter Park and will continue for the next few months. Actual building construction will begin late Fall, 2017.

Environmental Studies in Baxter Park

Pre-construction studies are being conducted at Baxter Park and will continue for the next few months. Actual building construction will begin late Fall, 2017.

Vision Statement

Attractive, accessible and culturally-vibrant, Russell is recognized for its diversity and offers a multitude of economic, educational and housing opportunities. Russell's , and sustainable residential and business environment—all of it rooted in Russell’s unique history as the heart of Louisville’s African American community. Creativity, innovation, and sustainable investments are welcome here, making Russell an appealing place to live, work, worship, and celebrate.

Vision Statement

Attractive, accessible and culturally-vibrant, Russell is recognized for its diversity and offers a multitude of economic, educational and housing opportunities. Russell's , and sustainable residential and business environment—all of it rooted in Russell’s unique history as the heart of Louisville’s African American community. Creativity, innovation, and sustainable investments are welcome here, making Russell an appealing place to live, work, worship, and celebrate.

Transformation Plan

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Action Activities Grant

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Resident Spotlights

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Vision Russell Choice Neighborhood Initiative

The Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) is a collaborative effort to create and implement a dynamic and transformative plan for the Russell neighborhood, including the Beecher Terrace public housing development. Called Vision Russell, the initiative’s boundaries span from Market Street to Broadway, and from 9th to 32nd Streets. The planning phase of this work was funded through a $425,000 Planning grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was awarded on January 16, 2015 and matched by a $600,000 leverage contribution from Louisville Metro Government (LMG). The first phase of revitalization to be complete in Russell in 2017 is funded by a $1,000,000 HUD Action grant with $375,000 leverage contribution from LMG, which will go towards Action Activites-physical projects that will spur additional community improvement and economic development in the neighborhood. The $29.5 million HUD Implementation grant was recently received on December 12, 2016. These funds will be used over the next 7 years for the replacement of the Beecher Terrace housing complex and critical community improvements in the Russell neighborhood.

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Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on Heritage West site

September 19, 2017 Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen vol...

Mayor Fischer, LCCC open pilot PNC Gigabit Experience Center in Russell

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Passport Health Plan announces decision to move headquarters to west Louisville

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Expanded resources coming to the Nia Center

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