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Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West

Photos from West Louisville Community Council’s Website Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and members of the West Louisville Community Council (WLCC) today to announce that the city has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of Heritage West in the Russell neighborhood. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for the property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “Heritage West represents 24 acres of opportunity. When we originally purchased this property in 2013, we knew it was ideal for redevelopment,” said the Mayor….


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LouisvilleKY schools focus of Harvard poverty study

Mayor Fischer, Superintendent Hargens and Community Leaders Begin Harvard Project to Tackle Systemic Poverty Issues “By All Means” initiative kicks off with two-day session in Cambridge CAMBRIDGE (May 19, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens and other Louisville leaders on Wednesday wrapped up two days of intensive learning at the first session of a two-year Harvard Graduate School of Education initiative to study and develop solutions to tackle the impact of poverty on education and child achievement. “Over and over again, people share with me their dream to develop a system that gives every child a…


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Louisville Mayor Fischer Kicks off Cedar Street Development

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off the construction of 29 new, market-rate homes in the Cedar Street Development, completing the Russell Urban Renewal initiative, which began in 1990. “Today’s announcement brings to fruition the commitment made a decade ago, adding new housing stock in a neighborhood that is starting to see tens of millions of dollars in investment,” Fischer said. “These new homes will help stabilize the larger neighborhood with increasing home values and attracting people to live in Russell.” The $6 million development project is a partnership of the city…


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Louisville releases its My Brother’s Keeper Plan to the community and White House

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods released their My Brother’s Keeper Plan (MBKLou) to the White House, MBK Alliance and community today – a plan to help young people, specifically young men and boys of color, stay on track. “We are working tirelessly to give every child the opportunity to lead a happy, productive life,” Fischer said. “Regardless of what part of town you live in, we all own the work of ensuring that all of our citizens have hope and feel connected to our community.” From kindergarten readiness to coding training…