LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In an effort to set the record straight, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton made the West Louisville FoodPort, the topic of her community meeting Monday night.
"There's been some rumors and some misconceptions," Hamilton said.
Project developers from the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky answered questions and explained the latest developments in the FoodPort.
Residents asked questions ranging from economic development to soil toxicity.
One resident asked, "The condition of the soil is important, has the soil been tested for toxins?"
Project developers explained the soil on the site at 30th and West Market Streets is contaminated, but project leaders claim nothing will be grown from that soil. Instead, they'll grow above ground.
Their next concern was how the $58 million project will spur the economy in the Shawnee, Portland and Russell neighborhoods.