Three vacant lots owned by Louisville Metro Government were selected to be transformed into new Russell neighborhood amenities, and one additional vacant lot was cleared and landbanked for future use.
510 S. 18th Street – The Lily Pad:
This vacant lot behind Sweet Peaches restaurant at the corner of 18th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard has become a community outdoor kitchen and gathering spot. The space features shaded seating, a community barbeque pit, a movie projection wall and new landscaping.
Future Opportunity Development – 533 S. 18th Street Vacant Lot:
This narrow lot is positioned in between two other lots that Louisville Metro Government now owns. All three lots have been cleared of brush and debris and landbanked for future use.
634 and 636 S. 18th Street Vacant Lot:
Louisville Grows and Black Community Development Corporation partnered to create “Opportunity Corner” on two previously vacant lots at the 18th and Magazine Street intersection. Opportunity Corner features shipping containers that function as pop-up office and retail space. Louisville Grows has created a community garden with raised beds, edible landscaping, and new orchard trees.