by: E. Peterson
Louisville Metro Government is getting $200,000 from the
Environmental Protection Agency to create a master plan for an area of
the city that abuts a rail corridor. It’s part of the agency’s brownfields program, meant to rehabilitate former industrial sites that are contaminated to some degree. Theresa Zawacki runs Louisville’s program,
and says the federal money will go toward developing a master plan for
what they’re calling the “Germantown-Shelby Park Rail Corridor.” The
area follows the rail bridge from Broadway to the University of
Louisville, and contains several legacy industrial sites. “It gives us an opportunity to take a focused look on the area from the lens of the EPA’s Brownfields program,” Zawacki said.