Open house to be held to reimagine 9th Street

June 16, 2017

Develop Louisville will host an open house to hear from residents, businesses and stakeholders about their thoughts on how the city can improve 9th  Street. Individuals who live, work, worship or travel on or near 9th Street are encouraged to attend the workshop and share experiences, aspirations and priorities for making 9th Street safer and more accessible for all modes of travel. The open house will be held on June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the lobby of TARC headquarters (1000 W. Broadway).

Louisville Metro Government is working with Gehl Studio along with 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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