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Public invited to comment on future plans the New Cut Road/Taylor Boulevard Corridor

Tuesday July 19, 2011

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

Help us shape the streetscape and future planning for Taylor Boulevard/New Cut Road Corridor. Join elected officials, business people and fellow resident on Saturday, July 23 for a "Community Listening Session" at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in the Community Room from 9am - noon.

“A special Task Force is in the process of shaping future improvements for the important corridor in our area,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “The key is hearing from people who not only live in the community, but also travel and work in the corridor every day.”

Welch along with Council members Marianne Butler (D-15), Dan Johnson (D-21) and David Yates (D-25) are encouraging the public to get involved.

“Many times planners need to know what the community wants in order to met those expectations. This corridor is home to many uses, not all of which blend well together,” says Butler. “We need to hear from residents so we can work on delivering a Master Plan that has wide community support.”

This project is funded in part with assistance from the City Solutions Center, an initiative of the University of Louisville and the Kentucky League of Cities.

“While this is a major transportation corridor through several council districts, we also want it to be a business hub for residents to purchase items they need or enjoy a good meal before heading to the amphitheatre for a show, “says Johnson. “We need to meet the needs of connectivity for economic development.”


The goals of the Listening session:

· To gather information for strategic planning

· To get a better idea of how the public perceives the corridor

· To gain understanding the community

· To become better connected to and be a partner with the community



“People in South Louisville and Fairdale have a chance to recommend needed improvements in an area that connects so many other areas,” says Yates. “Please take the opportunity to let planners know your thoughts about improvements for New Cut Road/Taylor Boulevard Corridor so they are incorporated within the Master Plan.”

For more information, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113 or by email at Vicki.Welch@louisvilleky.gov. At the City Solutions Center, you may contact Steven Bourassa at (502) 852-5720 or by email at steven.bourassa@louisville.edu

Sponsors:
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Marianne Butler (D) 15
Dan Johnson (D) 21
David Yates (D) 25