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Councilman James hosts Community Meeting to talk about Streetscaping for Oak Street

Tuesday November 1, 2011

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

The transformation of Oak Street continues to move forward as plans for major for major improvements to the Old Louisville Corridor streetscape are now under review. Councilman David James (D-6) is holding a community meeting this Thursday, November 3rd, at 6:00pm in the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park for the purposes of both informing the public about the process and receiving input from the neighbors and businesses nearby.

“Upgrading the streetscape along Oak Street is an important part of our master plan to revitalize every aspect of this Oak Street Corridor. On Thursday, the diverse residents of Old Louisville have the opportunity to come together and make their voices heard on how best to implement these exciting changes,” said Councilman James.

This past year, the Councilman secured $250,000 in Metro Government capital budget for the streetscape improvements on Oak Street between Floyd and Seventh Streets. These improvements will include better lighting as well as infrastructure upgrades such as sidewalks and curbing. New green spaces and benches, among other amenities, will also be added to enhance the street.

“Throughout each step in this process, the Oak Street Task Force has operated with the belief that public involvement and feedback are vital to ensuring that our efforts are sustainable and congruent with the unique character of Old Louisville. This meeting provides a forum for residents to genuinely participate in this process,” said James.

Soon after taking office, Councilman James formed the Oak Street Task Force in order to lead the effort in enhancing the Oak Street Corridor and surrounding area.

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