Housing Authority Director Addresses Sheppard Square Demolition

The executive director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority says the concentration of poverty in the Sheppard Square housing complex attracts predators and razing the debilitated structure is a necessary step to revitalize the historic Smoketown neighborhood. Earlier this year, the city received a $22 million HOPE VI grant to tear down the 70-year-old complex […]

Fischer: Sheppard Square to be Demolished

In a surprise announcement Friday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the city has received a $22 million federal grant to raze the historic Sheppard Square housing complex in the Smoketown neighborhood. The plan is to build a mixed-income neighborhood to replace the 67-year-old complex, which could take years but would invest $167 million in the […]