West Louisville Strategies for Success
Louisville’s nine western neighborhoods have experienced an infusion of more than $1 billion of investment completed, announced or underway since 2014. This period of renaissance has been marked by triumph and defeat, but mostly by resilience. Louisville’s west end is home to beautiful entrepreneurial people and some of our city's important places.
The recent investments help meet the needs of residents and families, increase safety and improve amenities in neighborhoods, provide an attractive place to do business, and highlight the equity lens that Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration has applied to all of Louisville Metro Government’s work to prioritize new investment and development in neighborhoods that have been historically disinvested in. Mayor Fischer’s administration has been committed to the coordinated investments, resources and strategies that are part of ongoing sustainable efforts to revitalize the west end, including the Norton Sports Health Athletics and Learning Complex, new park and road infrastructure, community investment along the 18th Street corridor, and a $28 million, 62,000-square-foot Republic Bank Foundation YMCA on Broadway at 18th Street that was dedicated on December 18, 2019.
Investments bring positive change to neighborhoods, but intentional strategies are needed to ensure that long-term residents are able to remain in their homes and experience those improvements. Displacement prevention strategies can be found below, including economic development programs such as workforce development and small business loans, housing programs like homeowner rehabilitation grants and affordable rental unit stabilization, and the newly approved Property Assessment and Reassessment Moratorium Program.