Harrods Creek Community Gets Grant for Erosion

by Devin Katayama on August 3, 2011

The Harbor at Harrods Creek received a grant of $562,000 and will begin construction next week to fight erosion in the eastern Louisville community.

“It’s eroding the shore line toward the homes. So it’s a matter if time, if not already, where you’re going to have erosion of foundations. It’s pretty close. There’re some of the patios that are cracking off,” said Councilman Kelly Downard who helped advocate for the grant, which took three years to get.

Seventy-five percent of the project is being funded by FEMA’s Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program. The state is pitching in twelve percent of the cost and the remainder will come from the Harbor at Harrods Creek community.

The project will take several weeks to complete, said Downard. And while construction has yet to begin, some residents were elated, he said.

“I’m always fond of saying don’t say what we’ve said, say what we’ve done,” said Downard.

E-Z Construction Co. earned the bid to work on the project.

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