Louisville, Ky. (WDRB News) -- The year 2037 may seem a long way away, but Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer wants the community to begin thinking now about what kind of city Louisville will be then.
The mayor wants to engage community leaders in a discussion about what Louisville will be like in a quarter-century. "What do we want Louisville to look like 25 years from now and what will be some of the key changes?" asked the mayor.
Next week the mayor will announce plans for what he calls a vision on how to improve the city and to begin to develop a blueprint for changes.
The mayor will unveil his plan at a luncheon Thursday August 30 before the Leadership Louisville organization.
A 25-year plan may seem ambitious, but as the mayor points out, Waterfront Park along the Ohio River in downtown Louisville did not just happen overnight.
"That took 25 years," says the mayor, "from beginning to end; but you have to think about the transformation from scrap yards to one of the world's best parks. It takes times for things like that."
The mayor says it will take about a year to come up with a comprehensive written plan or vision for the future which he hopes will stimulate debate about how the city should move forward.
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