Metro Awarded EPA Grant for Brownfields Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded thousands of dollars to Louisville Metro Government. The $400,000 will go toward evaluating potential hazardous waste and petroleum problems in the Park Hill industrial corridor southwest of downtown. Daniel Makela is a metro economic development officer. He hopes the money will encourage investors to redevelop the area in line […]

Funds Secured For West Louisville Anti-Drug Initiative

An effort to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among young people in west Louisville’s Park Hill area is getting a financial boost from the federal government. A $625,000 grant will be administered by Louisville’s Center for Neighborhoods to involve schools, businesses, religious groups, police and others in an educational anti-drug initiative. Luther Brown leads a […]

Public Art Gains Support for Revitalized Park Hill

The city’s long-term effort to revitalize West Louisville’s Park Hill corridor may include art. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. For years, abandoned industrial sites and vacant properties have featured prominently in the Park Hill neighborhood. It prompted the city to begin devising a masterplan last year to attract businesses. Initial discussions about the area’s many abandoned […]