The American Planning Association has named Old Louisville as one of the five Great Neighborhoods on the APA’s annual Great Places in America list.
“The neighborhoods on this year’s list are a testament to the critical role of planning in creating more dynamic, equitable, economically healthy communities,” said Carol Rhea, President of the American Planning Association. “Through careful thought, foresight, innovation, and cooperation, this year’s designees are building better places to live, work, play and visit and setting an example for other neighborhoods nationwide. We congratulate them on their efforts and this worthy distinction.”
“Old Louisville has long been one of the great jewels in America. We boast the largest contiguous collection of Victorian mansions in the country, but more than that it is a stellar example of urban planning,” said Louisville Metro Councilman David James. “Our walking courts and streetscapes that blend parks, gardens and homes is a conscious effort to create livability. Old Louisville is also known for its strong identification with the arts through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the St. James Court Art Show, the Garvin Gate Blues Festival, Jazz in Central Park, the Old Louisville LIVE concerts, and SpringFest. All of these elements are an important part of who we are in this community, a neighborhood with character and a sense of place.”
Check out the Article from the American Planning Association Here