An unusual convergence
of residents, developers, real estate investors, environmentalists,
public agency representatives, neighborhood institutions,
business and property owners are convening through 2009
to examine the assets, possibilities, and barriers in
revitalizing the Park Hill Industrial Corridor and surrounding
In partnership with the Metropolitan
Industrial Development program, the University of Louisville’s
Center for Environmental Policy and Management, CFN is
facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement activities.
The purpose: To create a vision and the public will
for action for the Parkhill Industrial Corridor, an area
roughly bounded by Algonquin Parkway, Broadway, and 9th
and 22nd Streets.
Funded by a U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency grant, the three agencies collaborate
to build community knowledge and foster community participation
in brownfield revitalization within the corridor.
The 2005-2006 activities included
a 9-part series of workshops that provided opportunities
to talk with and learn from the brownfields experts,
to learn about and participate in community building,
to tour the area by bus, and to create a mission statement
and vision for the area. Following the workshop series,
participants were invited to plan three summer sessions
to dig deeper into topics of most interest. Participants
were also asked for recommendations on the curriculum
and structure for the 2006-2007 activity series.
For more information or to make
comments, contact Michael McCoy Michaelm@centerforneighborhoods.org.
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