Councilmembers Triplett and George will host follow-up meeting to discuss the future of Iroquois homes

November 15, 2022

Louisville – Join Councilmembers Nicole George (D-21), Kevin Triplett (D-15) and community stakeholders for a follow-up meeting to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Iroquois Housing Complex property on Thursday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, located at 4401 Taylor Boulevard.

In March, George and Triplett hosted the initial meeting with stakeholders to discuss Louisville Metro Housing Authority’s (LMHA) proposed plans to redevelop the site, located at 1400 Bicknell Avenue, into a mixed-income development. The original 850-unit housing complex was demolished in 2012.

As part of the engagement process, the Taylor/New Cut Network contracted with Dr. Shireen Deobhakta and Lisa Crabtree. The process solicited feedback from former Iroquois Home residents and current neighbors of the Iroquois site, which included evaluation surveys, focus groups, and listening sessions to discuss the future of the site.

The November 17 meeting will present the survey results to the community stakeholders. LMHA will also discuss the $11.8 million grant through the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund in American Rescue Plan (ARP) dollars that was announced last month.

“I encourage the community to attend this meeting to learn more about the neighborhood we love, and be part of the plans for its future,” says Councilwoman Nicole George (D-21).

“I’m honored to join Councilwoman George at this meeting and look forward to hearing the results of the community engagement process,” says Kevin Triplett (D-15).

This meeting is hosted in partnership with Metro Council Districts 15 and 21, Taylor/New Cut Network, Southwest Dream Team, South Louisville Community Ministries, The Food Literacy Project, Family Health Centers – Iroquois, and Save A Lot.

For more information, please contact Councilwoman George’s office at 574-1121.

About the Taylor/New Cut Network The Taylor/New Cut Network is a project of the Southwest Dream Team dedicated to the improvement of the Taylor/New Cut Corridor. The network has been working closely with Metro Council to implement recommendations from the 2012 New Cut/Taylor Corridor Study to spur investment in physical improvements and economic development that will benefit the entire south and southwest community.

About American Rescue Plan (ARP) ARP funding was allocated to cities by the federal government in 2021 to help communities recover from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Louisville Metro Government (LMG) was allocated $388 million in ARP Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. As of today, there is $58 million in remaining funding to be allocated by 2024.

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