Building Our Blocks

 
In 2016, Mayor Greg Fischer's Building Our Blocks (BOB) was created as a response to systemic neighborhood challenges in Louisville. BOB brings together Louisville Metro agencies with community leaders and organizations in an effort to help keep neighborhoods clean, green and safe – one block at a time.
 
Since its inception, the program has served many Louisville Metro neighborhoods with over 700 citizen engagements. Building upon a successful 2017, BOB is continuing its unique and personalized way of engagement and on-the-spot service delivery. This year, coupled with all of the synergy happening around Vision Russell, community improvements and economic development, BOB is focusing its efforts in the Russell neighborhood.
 
BOB brings together Louisville Metro Government agencies with community leaders and partner organizations to take steps to minimize blight, deter crime, beautify neighborhoods and build hope – one block at a time. BOB partners lend their time and resources to connect directly with residents to strengthen community engagement and provide on-the-spot services during the event.
 
In 2018, the Building Our Blocks team will visits Russell four times including:
 
April 13
June 15
August 10
October 12
 
 

 

 

Program Partners
Agency  Service
Codes & Regulations remove graffiti, mow and board vacant properties
Economic Development small business consultation
Louisville Free Public Library sign up ressidents for library cards, provide information on Cultural Passes and summer reading
Louisville Gas & Electric repair street lights
Louisville Metro Animal Services provide spay and neuter vouchers
Louisville Metro Police Department check home security, listen to residents concerns 
Louisville Water Company check lead levels in water, test toilet leaks
MetroCall  sign residents up for street sweeping and junk pick up alerts
Office of Housing & Community Development  assess homes for repair and lead safe programs
Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation  provide sign ups for low cost Internet
Park DuValle Health Clinic  provide blood pressure and glucose screenings
Public Works  collect recyclables, remove junk and debris
Resilience & Community Services sign up residents for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program