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Sheppard Square revitalization begins

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Construction work has begun on the Sheppard Square revitalization project. Construction work has begun on the Sheppard Square revitalization project.
This is what some of the Sheppard Square housing will look like. This is what some of the Sheppard Square housing will look like.
Rep. John Yarmuth (D) Rep. John Yarmuth (D)
Mayor Greg Fischer Mayor Greg Fischer

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Work to revitalize Sheppard Square officially started on Monday in Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood.

Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council members were on hand to celebrate the beginning of the $101 million revitalization project.

Construction is starting on "Block B," which is bound by Hancock, Jacob, Finzer and Jackson Streets.

"There was so much passion for making sure that the people in this part of town, that we could do something to improve their lives and create an environment in which they were safe, their families were secure and they could pursue their dreams," said Yarmuth. "Sheppard Square, the revitalization, the Hope VI project will help them do that."

The revitalization of Sheppard Square is part of Louisville's third Hope XI project along with Park DuValle and Liberty Green. The plan, which includes federal funding, calls for 454 new homes including a mix of single family homes, townhouses and apartment buildings is expected to be completed by 2015.

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