On August 4, 2009, West Louisville experienced widespread flash flooding, the worst of which was in the Maple Street area. To improve public health and safety, MSD pursued and was awarded a FEMA grant to assist residents and provide opportunities for those in the highest risk areas to relocate.
An advisory committee was formed in July 2016, including residents and local advocacy groups, to work toward accomplishing two objectives through community partnerships. The first is to identify possible uses for the acquired flood-prone properties, and the second is to define ownership and long-term maintenance options for the accepted use.
MSD held a public meeting on November 15, 2016, offering the community an opportunity to participate in the planning process for the space, with the ultimate goal of creating a community asset. If you were unable to attend the public meeting, or have additional comments that you would like to share, you can view meeting materials and take an online survey here.
Maple Street Land Use Planning Information Sheet
Maple Street Area Resident Meeting