In continued steps to improve the Shawnee neighborhood, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, has announced the second public meeting for the West Market Street Corridor improvement study. The public is encouraged to attend the Oct. 19 meeting to review and comment with consultants on the design plan, which seeks to redesign and improve sidewalks, roadways, lighting and other street amenities from 24th street to Cecil Avenue.
“We need the involvement of residents and businesses in order to ensure these concepts are favorable to the people who live and work along West Market Street,” Hamilton said in a news release. “I want to encourage everyone to come out because it is anticipated that the design for the first phase of the project should be bid this fall.”
The $75,000 study was completed last summer and is a joint project between Hamilton’s office and the Metro Louisville Economic Development Department that focuses on improving the west Louisville thoroughfare. The plan is part of a larger movement that has been spurred in the neighborhood over the past couple of years, aimed at reducing crime and improving quality of life.
The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Academy at Shawnee High School located at 4018 W. Market St. beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.