LOUISVILLE, KY – Mayor Jerry Abramson today led the first tour of a completed housing unit in Liberty Green – the new neighborhood springing up on the eastern edge of downtown in the place of a former public-housing complex. Abramson announced that people interested in living in Liberty Green can now sign up for rental units.
The $233 million HOPE VI revitalization project includes the relocation of the more than 700 Clarksdale Homes residents in order to accommodate the new, mixed-income neighborhood. The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is replacing every housing unit from the Clarksdale development either in the new Liberty Green development or elsewhere in the community.
“Like we did so successfully in Park DuValle, we are proving that we can create a neighborhood where people from all walks of life, of all income levels, can live as a vibrant community,” Abramson said. “Being able to recreate and redesign a neighborhood has allowed us to turn a pocket of poverty into a place of opportunity.”
Units will be available in a studio, one- , two-, and three-bedroom apartments and two- and three-bedroom townhouses, ranging in size from 714 to 1,245 square feet. Monthly rents will range from $425 to $850. CT Associates, the property manager, opened the leasing office today, which is located at 301 South Hancock Street, Apt. 103, and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Interested individuals may call (502) 582-8500for more information.
Abramson said that the demolition of the former Clarksdale buildings is nearly complete, with the last two blocks being cleared by May. Construction of new homes in Liberty Green began in June 2005, and residents are expected to move into the new development this June.