Russell Neighborhood

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

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities. The initiative will connect Russell residents and businesses that have been the backbone of the neighborhood with opportunities to build long-term individual and community wealth so that planned and underway new investment creating a renaissance in Russell does not result in their displacement. This initiative…


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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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Vision Russell seeking ideas for community improvements in LouisvilleKY’s Russell

Louisville, KY – This summer, the Vision Russell team, a community-based partnership led by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and Louisville Metro Government, was awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development which, along with $375,000 in matching funds from Louisville Metro Government, will be used for “action activities” that will help begin to make visible changes in the Russell neighborhood. Now, the community’s help is needed to decide what to do with the grant funds. Ideal projects are those that are community inspired, can be implemented within one year and will be sustainable over…