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Councilman Tandy encourages residents in and around Shelby Park to participate in revitalization study

Thursday May 16, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Conbtact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – One of Metro Louisville oldest neighborhoods, Shelby Park has seen major investments over the last few years to help it retain its uniqueness and viability as a place to live.

A new survey is underway to not only track improvements in Shelby Park but it asks residents how they view the neighborhood they live in.

“I want to encourage everyone who is contacted to participate in this survey to take time to give your thoughts on what does and does not work for revitalization in Shelby Park,” said Councilman David Tandy (D-4)who represents the neighborhood.

The study is being conducted by the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association in partnership with New Directions Housing.

“It’s hard to translate all the amazing things going on in Shelby Park into tangible community impact numbers. Working with New Directions, Neighborworks© and Success Measures, we have come up with a set of data measurement tools that will enable us track the progress,” said Charles Rogalinski, President of the Shelby park Neighborhood Association.

The survey comes after many new improvements to housing in the area. Similar surveys across the country are going directly to the people who live in an area that is in the process of being revitalized. Three hundred surveys are the target to be performed in Shelby Park.

“The Metro Council has made the problem of abandoned and vacant property a priority. We are seeking ways to return these properties to viable affordable homes and houses,” said Tandy. “A survey like this can go a long way in helping us understand how the neighborhood views the need for change and change that is already in progress.”

The survey information is confidential and will only be used as a tracking tool to evaluate current and future programs.

“Shelby Park has made great strides in the last few years and it is time to measure these seemingly immeasurable outcomes. Success Measures has great data gathering tools that make it possible,” said Rogalinski. “With all that is going on in Shelby Park we quickly realized that we needed to find a way to measure the progress. That way in years to come it will be easy to track our progress and have it in measurable numbers”

To learn more about the survey and other things happening in the neighborhood, check out the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association page on Facebook.!/ShelbyParkNeighborhoodAssociation?fref=ts

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