About the Project

This Corridor Plan is the culmination of a process sponsored by former Louisville Metro Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch, Marianne Butler, Dan Johnson, and David Yates. The overall goal of this project is to develop a plan for the New Cut Road/Taylor Boulevard Corridor extending from the Watterson Expressway south to the Gene Snyder Expressway. The intention is to develop a community-based vision for the corridor that will lead to investment in physical improvements and that will support economic development that maximizes the benefits of the corridor’s assets for the surrounding neighborhoods. The Corridor is the gateway from the Watterson Expressway to adjacent neighborhoods and to significant recreational, arts, and equine activities, including Iroquois Park and Amphitheater, Jefferson Memorial Forest, and Fairdale Village . Benefits of an improved Corridor include: better promotion of area attractions; better opportunities for small businesses; stimulation of the area housing market; and a more attractive and functional “Main Street” for local neighborhoods.

Contact

Southwest Dream Team

PO Box 58933

Louisville, KY 40268

502-230-8008

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Task Force Members

Meeting Minutes

Elizabeth Alexander

Rep. McKenzie Cantrell

Councilman Mark Fox

Nicole George, Councilmember, Metro Council District 21

Chris Glasser

Janet Heston

Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart, Louisville Metro Council District 25

Susan Hughes

Vince Jarboe

Rebecca Katz, Executive Director, Southwest Dream Team

Director Michael King

Bennett Knox

Daniel Luckett

Richard Manion

Barbara Nichols

Craig Oeswein, Owner/Operator, Taylor Blvd. Save-A-Lot

Brian Powell, Legislative Assistant, Louisville Metro Council District 25

Rachel Roarx, Legislative Aide, Metro Council District 21

Pam Shofner-Daniels

Kevin Triplett

Committees

Land Use

This committee will work with local officials to rezone parts of the northern and southern corridor anchors in order to encourage unified community development and attract potential retail development.

Mobility

This committee will work to make the corridor roadways safer, more functional, and more attractive, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Economic Development

This committee will focus on the redevelopment of key sites along the corridor, including the former Iroquois Homes site and nearby properties (the “Northern Anchor”).

Corridor Identity

This committee will consider the possibility of changing the name of the corridor and develop a brand identity that includes banners, welcome signs, and a consistent system of plantings and street furniture (including benches, trash receptacles, and bus shelters).

Upcomming Events

June Land Use Committee Meeting | TBA

June Mobility Committee Meeting | TBA

June Economic Development Committee Meeting | TBA

June Corridor Identity Committee Meeting | TBA

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