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Vision Louisville solicits 45,000 ideas over the next 45 days

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is hoping to receive 45,000 ideas in 45 days about how the city should "look, feel and flow over the next 25 years."

It's all part of the Vision Louisville project, and the mayor is soliciting ideas in both community meetings and Twitter postings.  "All ideas are welcome, and no idea is too big or too small," he said in a news release.

What if the Ohio River was lined with sandy beaches, from Valley Station to Prospect?

What if you could get to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Lexington in 45 minutes without ever getting in a car?

What if every child in Louisville could walk or bike to school safely?

The ideas is to receive public input in seven categories, including the economy, energy, connectivity, creativity, health, living, and identity.  Citizens' committees have been formed for each category.

From Mayor Fischer's office:

Eight town hall meetings are scheduled:

  • Monday, July 1st – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Parklands of Floyd's Fork
  • Monday, July 8th – 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., at the Main Library Downtown, 301 York Street
  • Tuesday, July 16th – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Marine Hospital
  • Saturday, July 20th – 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at Bowman Field
  • Monday, July 22nd – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Outer loop Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop
  • Thursday, August 1st – 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at IVY Tech Southern Indiana, 8204 Old Indiana 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172
  • Saturday, August 3rd – 9 a.m.- 11a.m., at the Fairdale Playtorium, 10104 Mitchell Hill Road
  • Tuesday, August 6th – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the NIA Center, 2900 West Broadway

There will also be "VisionLou and You" virtual meetings that will occur on July 17th and August 15th from 7 – 9 p.m. The public is invited to gather at the Urban Design Studio, 507 S. Third Street, for a party-like atmosphere to seek ideas over Twitter and Facebook. August 15th will mark the end of the public input phase, with a virtual meeting and celebration.

Anyone unable to physically attended meetings is invited to connect with the Vision Louisville team online at visionlouisville.com or submit ideas through social media.

Twitter: @visionlville (use the hashtag #visionlou)

Facebook: VisionLouisville

Ideas can also be submitted via text message to (502) 603-6060.

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