Thursday, May 2, 2013

Louisville to Get $200,000 to Create Master Plan of Germantown Rail Corridor

Source: WFPL
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.