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Oasis opens in Russell neighborhood to help ease food desert

A collaborative effort to ease the food desert in the Russell neighborhood, Oasis, opened Thursday to much fanfare and a sour bite of lemon. Oasis is a tiny store that has opened inside the Sisters Visitor Center at 2235 W. Market St. It’s a public-private collaboration between Buehler’s Cash Savers, Catholic Charities and Dare to Care […]

Louisville Metro, Urban League sign $30 million Heritage West redevelopment deal

Louisville Metro Government has entered into a development agreement with the Louisville Urban League to redevelop Heritage West, a property in the Russell neighborhood. The master plan for the 24-acre site features a multi-sport facility anchored by a 4,000-seat indoor and outdoor track and field complex. “It’s an exciting time to be in west Louisville as […]

“Reimagine 9th Street” draft plan available for public comment

From infrastructure projects to private investment, city working with residents to end the physical and psychological divide between west Louisville and downtown   LOUISVILLE, KY (June 13, 2018)—After a series of community engagement events and stakeholder meetings, Louisville Metro Government (LMG), working in concert with consultant Gehl Architects since 2017, has completed a draft plan […]

Mayor Fischer joins community leaders and Russell residents to celebrate the completion of Phase I of SmArt stops

Mayor Greg Fischer, community leaders and Russell residents celebrated the completion of the first phase of “SmArt Stop” bus shelters that are planned for the Russell community as part of on-going efforts to revitalize and provide physical improvements to the neighborhood. The structures are one of the projects being funded through the $1 million Choice […]

Louisville filmmaker honors roots with latest documentary

A Louisville native wants to document the good and bad in the neighborhood he once lived in.  It’s one of Louisville’s last housing complexes, and Beecher Terrace is getting ready for a major revitalization. Around 200 families have already moved out, and the four-phase plan will relocate more than 700 people. Now, a Louisville filmmaker, […]

Family Health Centers reopens health clinic in Russell neighborhood

Family Health Centers reopens health clinic in Russell neighborhood November 13, 2017 A health clinic at 2500 West Market Street in the Russell neighborhood that was in danger of permanently staying closed has reopened. KentuckyOne Health shut down the clinic in August, and it caused nurse practitioner Vivianne Griffiths a lot of pain to tell her patients […]

Center For Neighborhoods Presents 2017 Neighborhood Summit Community Showcase

Contact: Randy Blevins Think Tank Louisville 502-897-0649 randy@thinktanklou.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS PRESENTS 2017 NEIGHBORHOOD SUMMIT COMMUNITY SHOWCASE   OCTOBER 28 AT KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE   Louisville, KY – The Center for Neighborhoods announces its 2017 Neighborhood Summit Community Showcase taking place October 28 from 8:30 am – 2:45 […]

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 volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West […]

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