Louisville holds public meeting in search of solution to overcrowded impound lot
LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WDRB) -- From Spaghetti Junction to I-71, Louisville's landscape is littered with broken-down vehicles.
And to brainstorm the future of those vehicles, Louisville Metro Government officials held a meeting of the minds Thursday in Butchertown.
"We know that that has been a huge frustration for the community, and we feel it too," said Theresa Zawacki, Senior Police Adviser for Louisville Forward.
About 30 people piled into Butchertown Pizza Hall to hear the latest on the search for a new site for Louisville's overcrowded impound lot on Frankfort Avenue. The decades-old facility holds about 1,800 vehicles but is maxed out.
"We've gotten about 15 different responses," Zawacki said. "They have mostly been commercial and industrial properties."
Zawacki said places near Louisville International Airport and down Dixie Highway were among those ideas, though she said none of them worked.
"We were looking for places that were close to the core, not near houses, not near environmentally sensitive features like creeks and sink holes and things like that are around the community," Zawacki said.
But finding the ideal spot is proving harder than expected. So in the meantime, officials are working on a deal to free up hundreds of spaces to move the cars that are being held for evidence into a "camera-controlled location."
The city is still taking suggestions. So if you know of any properties that meet the criteria, click here.
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