Russell Neighborhood http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-prefers-urban-style-walmart-has-concern-about-cost <p>Mayor Greg Fischer agrees with neighborhood leaders who favor an urban design for the planned Walmart coming to west Louisville, but he warns the potential for extra cost could be a roadblock.</p><p>Last month, a coalition of residents and preservationists held a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design">forum calling on Walmart and the city to build a more urban-styled store</a> to benefit pedestrians and public transit users.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9692 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost What Beecher Terrace Residents and Neighbors Say About the Complex's Possible Demolition http://wfpl.org/post/what-beecher-terrace-residents-and-neighbors-say-about-complexs-possible-demolition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer's office and the Louisville Metro Housing Authority plan to apply for a $500,000 federal grant to demolish the largest remaining public housing complex in the city.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:51:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jacob Ryan 9640 at http://wfpl.org What Beecher Terrace Residents and Neighbors Say About the Complex's Possible Demolition Walmart Job Openings Trump Store Design, Says Louisville Civil Rights Group http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-job-openings-trump-store-design-says-louisville-civil-rights-group <p>Though a&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design">coalition of west Louisville neighborhood leaders are demanding an urban-styled Walmart</a>, a prominent civil rights organization says the 300 expected jobs matter more to residents.</p><p>Those who oppose a suburban superstore for the 18th &amp; Broadway location want Mayor Greg Fischer and other city officials to stand up to the big-box retailer, which is seeking an exemption from the city's land code.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9605 at http://wfpl.org Walmart Job Openings Trump Store Design, Says Louisville Civil Rights Group Neighborhood Leaders, Residents Slam West Louisville Walmart's Suburban Design http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of west Louisville neighborhood leaders on Friday night&nbsp;hammered Walmart for seeking to build a suburban-styled superstore in their community at the old Philip Morris site.</span></p><p>Since Mayor Greg <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-supercenter-be-built-west-louisville">Fischer announced the $25 million project</a>, the debate on the big-box retailer's emergence at 18th and Broadway has shifted from jobs and retail needs to the superstore's design.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:14:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9568 at http://wfpl.org Neighborhood Leaders, Residents Slam West Louisville Walmart's Suburban Design West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' http://wfpl.org/post/west-louisville-neighborhood-leaders-want-transparency-walmart-deal <p>Neighborhood leaders in west Louisville want more information about a development project at the old Philip Morris plant.</p><p>Last November, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-deal-coming-philip-morris-site-west-louisville-sources-say">WFPL reported a deal was in the works to bring a Walmart</a> to the southwest corner of Dixie Highway and Broadway in the California area.</p><p>Since then community leaders, labor groups and elected officials have engaged in an at times fiercely worded debate over the retail giant.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8461 at http://wfpl.org West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' City Purchases Land to Attract Jobs, Development in West Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/city-purchases-land-attract-jobs-development-west-louisville <p>Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Metro Government has purchased a 30-acre piece of land in west Louisville that it plans to market to companies wishing to expand or relocate to the city.</p><p>The property is the former headquarters of National Tobacco located at 30th and Muhammad Ali Blvd. It will cost the city $1.2 million to buy from state government, with $750,000 coming from a settlement with the state over an unrelated right-of-way dispute.</p><p>The other $500,000 was allocated by the mayor last year in the city budget to buy brown space in the West End.</p><p>"This property is ideal and ready for development," Fischer said in a news release. "The site is clear with no significant environmental issues. It’s on a rail line, abuts the interstate and is surrounded by a ready workforce."</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:07:07 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3615 at http://wfpl.org City Purchases Land to Attract Jobs, Development in West Louisville Mayor Fischer Moves State of the City Address to West Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-fischer-moves-state-city-address-west-louisville <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday he will deliver this year’s State of the City address at the <a href="http://www.kcaah.org/">Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage</a> in the Russell neighborhood.</p><p>The speech is scheduled for January 24 and is traditionally delivered before the Rotary Club in downtown. According to the mayor's office, Fischer wants to move the address to different parts of the city each year and the Rotary accepted the suggestion to move it to west Louisville.</p><p>"The annual speech is about the state of the entire city, so it’s only natural that it’s delivered in different areas of our great city," Fischer said in a news release.</p><p>The mayor also asked the group to open the event up to the public.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:30:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3290 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Fischer Moves State of the City Address to West Louisville