sheppard square http://wfpl.org en Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start http://wfpl.org/post/smoketowns-sheppard-square-gets-fresh-start <p>Efforts to revitalize the Smoketown neighborhood’s Sheppard Square housing development are nearing completion and residents are beginning to move into new apartments.</p><p>The $96.5 million renovation began in 2012 and is the third Hope VI project in Louisville. <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/hope6">Hope VI</a>&nbsp;is a federally led effort aimed at eradicating distressed public housing.&nbsp; Nearly $22 million for the project came from federal funds.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:10:09 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8830 at http://wfpl.org Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start New Sheppard Square Will Incorporate Green Features http://wfpl.org/post/new-sheppard-square-will-incorporate-green-features <p>Officials will break ground this morning on the new Sheppard Square housing development, and the project will be one of Louisville’s greenest.</p><p>The old Sheppard Square housing project was anything but green: it was 70 years old, with old boilers, window air conditioning units and single-pane windows. But the new $167 million development—which includes $22 million in federal funds—will utilize the most sustainable materials available.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2878 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Shawnell Harrison's Concrete Dust and The Immovable Gun Debate http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-shawnell-harrisons-concrete-dust-and-immovable-gun-debate <p>When asked about his documentary debut, Louisville filmmaker Shawnell Harrison is direct about why he chose to tackle the <a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/rise-and-fall">razing of the historic Sheppard Square</a> housing complex as his first project.</p><p>The 35-year-old director wanted residents to purge their feelings about the demolition and life in the projects, and Harrison&#39;s style dived into the Smoketown neighborhood where he received a raw and emotional reaction. Several residents offered him their explicit love and disdain for the 70-year-old housing project, including criticism of how the housing authority, Metro Police and media view them.</p><p>The last resident was relocated in March and <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/sheppard-square-demolition-begins">demolition began in June</a>, which leaves Sheppard Square as mostly rubble now. Construction of new homes has recently started near the former housing development that will pave the way for a mixed-income neighborhood.</p><p>Below is an excerpt of Harrison&#39;s film.</p><p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 02:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1155 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Shawnell Harrison's Concrete Dust and The Immovable Gun Debate Sheppard Square Demolition Begins http://wfpl.org/post/sheppard-square-demolition-begins <p>The Sheppard Square public housing development is coming down.</p><p>The city is using a $22 million Hope VI grant to demolish and redevelop the 16-acre site. When work is complete, the area will host a mixed-income neighborhood. This is the third redevelopment of a barracks-style public housing complex in Louisville.</p><p>The other redeveloped neighborhoods are Park Duvalle, which replaced Cotter-Lang development, and Liberty Green, which replaced the Clarksdale development.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:52:52 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey 497 at http://wfpl.org