This Thursday, January 31st, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, Metro Government is holding a public meeting to discuss two adjacent planning efforts:

  • The West Kentucky Street Corridor Plan (plan | map)
  • The Library Lane Master Plan (plan | map)
The Library Lane Project (between 4th and 3rd streets) aims to connect Memorial Park the the Main Branch of the Louisville Public Library.

News of these plans comes on the heels of a redesign of a third corridor, Oak Street in Old Louisville (plan | map), which includes stormwater drainage enhancements, wider sidewalks, and a one-block two-way conversion between Floyd and Preston streets.

A typical section of the Oak Street redesign is shown below (click to enlarge):

Thursday’s meeting will be held at Memorial Auditorium (at the corner of Kentucky and 4th). We encourage you to attend, if possible, and weigh in with your support for turning these corridors into better designed Streets for People.

According to the Metro press release on the meeting:

The Library Lane Master Plan seeks to extend and enhance Library Lane. By creating a greener, more inviting, accessible, people-first space that connects the Main Branch of the Louisville Public Library (301 York Street) to Memorial Park (971 S 4th Street), the city and its community partners are hoping to capitalize on the momentum building in the SoBro neighborhood.

The West Kentucky Street Corridor Plan will examine West Kentucky Street from 4th Street to Dixie Highway. This section of West Kentucky Street serves as a critical connection between the California, Limerick, and Old Louisville neighborhoods and includes a variety of residential, institutional, and industrial uses. This study will serve as the community’s vision for future improvements to West Kentucky Street. The planning process will assess the current state of the corridor, evaluate opportunities for public infrastructure investments, and provide a roadmap for future decision-making.

We hope to see you at Memorial Auditorium on Thursday!

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