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City of Louisville set to begin revitalization of old Colonial Gardens property

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Colonial Gardens (PVA Photo) Colonial Gardens (PVA Photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A vacant eyesore across from Iroquois Park will soon see the beginning of some revitalization efforts, according to Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21).

The old Colonial Gardens location, across from the Iroquois Amphitheater, has been called a prime economic development for south Louisville.

A newsletter from the councilman’s office outlines the first steps of what will be a cleanup of the building’s exterior, installation of temporary lighting and a partial demolition of the “non-historic parts of the building.”

“There have been complaints about how the building looks,” says Johnson. “But I continue to stress to the key players involved that there are things that can be done now to stabilize the facility and make the corner look better as we finalize the remaining details for the ultimate redevelopment of this historic location.”

The councilman says the city budget includes $25,000 for “enhancements such as better fencing, temporary lighting and signage for this economic development.”

The city of Louisville acquired the property in 2013 and approved a $1.2 million development deal the following year.

The agreement calls for a development anchored by locally owned businesses like restaurants and coffee shops.  

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