Local leaders support building new VA hospital in West Louisville

Local leaders support building new VA hospital in West Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Plans to build a new veterans hospital in West Louisville continues to get support from around the community.

EmpowerWest, a group of pastors who want to see economic improvement in West Louisville, is in favor of relocating the hospital.

Department of Veterans Affairs has already spent $13 million on land on Brownsboro Road, near the Watterson Expressway.

Neighbors have been against the plan because of traffic concerns.

Several Metro Council members have come out in support of moving the hospital west.

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