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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:
Democratic Caucus
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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