$44,500 grant for redevelopment of Beecher Terrace neighborhood
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2016) — Louisville Metro Housing Authority has received a $44,500 Affordable Green Neighborhood (AGN) grant from the U.S. Green Building Council and Bank of America Charitable Foundation for the planned redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace neighborhood. LMHA also has been recognized by the Kentucky Housing Corporation for providing innovative strategies to improve energy efficiency at the Sheppard Square Hope VI development.
The grant provides educational resources to pursue LEED certification for the planned Beecher Terrace redevelopment. It builds on the ongoing work taking place within the historic Russell neighborhood through the federal Choice Neighborhood Initiative, and is consistent with LMHA and Metro Louisville efforts to provide bring more energy-efficient housing options to the area.
AGN grants are awarded to affordable housing communities pursuing LEED Neighborhood Development certification. The certification process incorporates a variety of principles including smart growth, new urbanism and green building design, and focuses on supporting developments that will reduce urban sprawl, increase transportation choices, and reduce the use of automobiles.
LMHA was presented the Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Innovation Award at a recent KHC conference. Green features that are found at the Sheppard Square include all units being smoke-free and meeting Energy Star and enterprise community standards; geo-thermal and HVAC systems, and rain harvesting for irrigation.