Councilwoman Scott and volunteers to hold cleanup in the Richmont Terrace Neighborhood this Saturday

November 12, 2014

Louisville – Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will join volunteers this Saturday, November 15th for a special cleanup of the Richmont Terrace Neighborhood.

As the volunteers remove trash and garbage from the area, demolition crews will begin work on tearing down several abandoned buildings in the area as Develop Louisville moves forward with redevelopment of the Boxelder Crossing project.

“The people of this area have been very patient in waiting for new housing and an improved community with the Boxelder project,” says Scott. “While some new housing has been built, Metro Government is now ready to move forward with removing several buildings which have become an eyesore and concern for those who are trying make the neighborhood a great place to live.”

Demolition contracts have been signed and preparation for the demolition has been ongoing for several weeks. Asbestos removal will begin next Wednesday November 19, with demolition of the buildings scheduled to be complete by early December.

Volunteers who would like to help clean up the area surrounding the project in coordination with Brightside should meet at 11:30am at the small playground on the corner of Boxelder and Oboe off of Cane Run Road, off of Shanks Lane.

T-Shirts and gloves will be available for the first 30 people who show up. If volunteers have some old work gloves they might want to bring them just in case supplies run out.

“I want to encourage anyone who would like to help us make a difference in this neighborhood to come out and join us. This day is long overdue,” says Scott.

For more information about the cleanup, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.