Fischer holds 6th public meeting on vacant, abandoned properties

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 11:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and his leadership team met on Tuesday night for their sixth public session on vacant and abandoned properties in the city.

The meeting was held at the Academy at Shawnee on Herman Street.

At its peak, there were nearly 6,500 vacant or abandoned properties in the city, with some areas of Louisville having more than others, like West Louisville.

The Mayor’s office has been working hard to get rid of many of these properties. He said the number is down to 5,000.

He also said that despite that number, the city is taking care of the properties so they are not an eyesore for the community.

 

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