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Scott to appropriate $25,000 to supplement demolition costs of vacant homes in District 1
Thursday January 10, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622
Louisville –In keeping with her promise to clean up abandoned and vacant properties in District 1, Councilwoman Attica Scott will commit $25,000 in Capital Infrastructure Funds to supplement Metro Government’s demolition program for abandoned homes which have become blighted in neighborhoods.
“This money will help with the cost of tearing down twelve properties we have targeted in District 1,” says Scott.”It is a top priority for me as we keep our neighborhoods safe and livable for all.”
The Councilwoman joined Mayor Greg Fischer on Thursday for an update on how the city is moving forward with the demolition process of abandoned and vacant property. The program was approved and funding provided by the Metro Council in the 2012-2013 Budget.
In January, the Councilwoman was on hand for the demolition of an abandoned home on Virginia Avenue. Scott announced it as the first structure in the “Bringing Down the House” Campaign. The home was the first of the twelve properties targeted.
Pending approval by the Metro Council, Scott will use the CIF money to supplement the demolition costs for eleven other abandoned properties. Those targeted properties are:
2011 41st Street
4853 Cane Run Road
1323 Cypress Street
1152 Ellerholt Ct
3233 Grand Avenue
3020 Hale Avenue
3426 Hale Avenue
1150 Louis Coleman Drive
6609 Melrose Avenue
3225 Virginia Avenue
2906 Woodland Avenue
“These funds are an investment,” says Scott. “The sooner we can get these eyesores torn down, the sooner we can restore our neighborhoods and communities to a place of pride and safety.”
The Metro Council is set to approve the funding at its next meeting on Thursday, January 26th.
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