Vision Russell News

Unearthing the Russell Neighborhood’s Rich, Diverse Past

The buildings have nothing left to give. Half sit empty, awaiting demolition, awaiting what’s next. So archeological excavators claw. Brick and siding crumble, messily but obediently. The Beecher Terrace public-housing complex, built in 1941, is a 760-unit barracks-style development now long out of fashion and well-worn. Watch the methodical deconstruction and thoughts gallop forward — to […]

Russell Neighborhood Health Center on the way

The Park DuValle Community Health Center is expanding its footprint in the Russell neighborhood by building a $3 million clinic at the corner of 15th Street and West Broadway. A groundbreaking will be held 9 a.m. Friday for the 11,000-square-foot Russell Neighborhood Health Center. The center is set to open next year, replacing a smaller clinic, located […]

Vacant lot in west Louisville transformed into ‘The Lilypad’

A vacant lot in west Louisville now has purpose, after one restaurant owner decided to open a community gathering place there. After about a year-and-a-half of planning, “The Lilypad” is ready to be used. It’s an open-air space, complete with platforms, chairs and benches. It’s located behind the Sweet Peaches building near the corner of South 18th […]

Local filmmaker focuses his lens on the Beecher Terrace housing project

Lavel White, the filmmaker behind the documentary “More than Bricks and Mortar: The Sheppard Square Story,” will be part of a panel discussion on the Beecher Terrace housing project at the Western Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. “Visions of Beecher Terrace” will be moderated by former WHAS-TV anchor Rene Murphy, who is now […]

Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise Russell: A Place of Promise is designed as a national model for equitable community development LOUISVILLE (Aug. 15, 2018) – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust today announced the award of a $5 […]

New LGBT youth homeless shelter planned for Russell neighborhood

There are plans to open an LGBT youth homeless shelter in the Russell neighborhood. When completed, the shelter would be the first of its kind in the Louisville metro area. It will be located in the Plymouth Settlement House, which was built in 1917, and will be known as Sweet Evening Breeze, named after a […]

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 […]

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