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.

Employment Opportunity: Part time Urban Strategies Outreach Worker

The outreach worker will be a part time Urban Strategies employee who will be responsible for outreach to educate Beecher Terrace residents about the services available to them through case management and the Choice Neighborhood’s People Program. Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunity: Part time Urban Strategies Outreach Worker

The outreach worker will be a part time Urban Strategies employee who will be responsible for outreach to educate Beecher Terrace residents about the services available to them through case management and the Choice Neighborhood’s People Program. 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.

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

Transformation Plan

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Action Activities Grant

Action Activities Grant

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Vision Russell Newsletters

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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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