Develop Louisville hosting open house on ways to improve 9th Street

Scheduled for June 22

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 16, 2017) — Develop Louisville will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. on June 22 to hear from residents, businesses and stakeholders about their thoughts on how the city can improve 9th Street. The open house will be held at the lobby of TARC headquarters, 1000 W. Broadway.

imgresLouisville Metro Government is working with Gehl Studio and Neel-Schaffer, HDR Engineering and EHI Consultants, to create a visionary 9th Street corridor plan between Broadway and the Ohio River that strengthens connectivity and reimagines the corridor as a multi-modal complete street that provides safe, convenient access for all users of all ages and abilities.

Residents should consider responding to such questions as:

  • How do you interact with or how does 9th Street affect your daily routine?
  • What qualities in public spaces do you like and want included on 9th Street?
  • How can we make 9th Street safer and more accessible for all modes of travel?

Reimagining 9th Street is one of the recommended projects in the MOVE Louisville plan. According to MOVE Louisville, the 9th Street and the I-64/Ninth Street Interchange create a wall between downtown and the Russell and Portland neighborhoods. Reimagining the 9th Street corridor as a true urban boulevard will improve access to downtown Louisville and west Louisville while still maintaining north-south connectivity, namely to the Park Hill Industrial corridor.

Improving connectivity along the corridor is a priority project as more developments and investments are occurring in neighborhoods west of 9th Street, namely the $29.5 million CHOICE Implementation grant, The Louisville Knot (a public art project under the Ninth Street overpass), and the creation of an Arts & Cultural district on W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

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