LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood received a huge grant as the area continues redevelopment.
The city will receive $250,000 from Artplace America to improve Smoketown’s economic, educational and environmental infrastructure in what they’re calling a creative innovation zone.
“We are very excited because we are glad to see the life come back into the neighborhood, especially since the housing projects have been torn down and the new development is going up you know its sort of waited for a while so now that they have the new development to go on we are looking for great things to come about,” resident Phyllis Atipa Brown said.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the grant will add to the momentum already happening in the neighborhood through the Hope 6 revitalization efforts.
Mayor Fischer adds that the Sheppard Square development which has brought in about 60 new families and 200 more apartments are under construction.