Final Phase of $213M Beecher Terrace Community Project Gets Underway

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Yesterday, Mayor Craig Greenberg, government officials, and leaders from the Louisville Metro Housing Authority came together for a groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of the highly awaited fourth and final phase of the $213.47 million Beecher Terrace Community construction project.

Mayor Craig Greenberg, expressing enthusiasm, emphasized the city’s commitment to the Beecher Terrace community’s rejuvenation. He stated, “We are thrilled to be a part of the renovation and revitalization of the Beecher Terrace community. This redevelopment increases the availability of high-quality, mixed-income housing. A key component to making our neighborhoods safer, stronger, and more vibrant.”

Greenberg highlighted the interconnected efforts to bridge the historical Ninth Street divide between Russell and downtown. Projects like the Reimagine 9th Street roadway initiative and investments in new parks facilities align with the overarching goal of enhancing opportunities and amenities for all city residents.

Projected Completion Date for Beecher Terrace Community Construction Work

Phase 4, slated for completion in August 2025, will introduce a total of 210 new apartment units. The revitalization journey embarked in 2017, with Phase 1 culminating in December 2020, adding 117 new apartments for seniors. Phase 2, completed in February 2021, introduced 108 units, while Phase 3, wrapped up in October 2022, contributed 185 apartments.

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The Beecher Terrace revitalization receives critical support from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A pivotal $29 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from HUD, received in 2016. Thus, fueled the transformation of Beecher Terrace into a mixed-income, live-work housing development boasting 620 rental units catering to seniors, low-income residents, and others.

Additionally, with other developments like the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, Goodwill’s Opportunity Campus, Norton West Louisville Hospital, Waterfront Park Phase IV, Russell Station Tech & Learning Center, and Reimagine 9th Street, Beecher Terrace’s rejuvenation is part of a broader initiative. This initiative aims to breathe new life into the Russell neighborhood and the entire West Louisville region. It represents a united effort to invigorate and elevate the community.

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