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Neighborhood revitalization money coming to Shawnee area

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Shawnee neighborhood residents at the January 28 forum. Shawnee neighborhood residents at the January 28 forum.
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton
Mary Ruth French Mary Ruth French

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A big burst of economic development is the hope of residents in Louisville's Shawnee neighborhood. The hope comes after an announcement Monday by Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton that some much needed money is coming into the area.

"The community has been working for over a year on a Shawnee neighborhood plan," said Hamilton (D-District 5). "Since that time, we've found out that we're going to get some Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area money, which means $2 million coming into the Shawnee community." 

A public workshop for the Shawnee neighborhood was held Monday at Northwest Neighborhood Place to discuss how the funds can be spent to bring a historic area back to life.

Mary Ruth French, a long time Shawnee resident, would love to see a revitalized Market Street heading into her neighborhood.

"It would be an open gateway to make things better if you come down Market Street and see something flourishing," said French, "and people would realize it's not dead." 

Councilwoman Hamilton said the talk and the committees are over. Now it's time for the people who live in the Shawnee area to shape the future of their community.

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