Louisville Magazine

NOV 2018

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figureweightloss.com louisvilleliteraryarts.org LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.18 27 November 1999 On the cover: "The Rebirth of Park DuValle" Inside: The 1950s Cotter and Lang public-housing projects in Park DuValle, the west Louisville neighbor- hood first settled by African-Americans in the 1880s, had been demolished, and a $180-million mixed-income neighborhood was underway, $51 million of it coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sunny photos of the single-family homes, townhouses and apartments call to mind '90s suburban life; the developers were calling it a "suburb in the city" and "the poster child for urban revitalization." Paranita Bratton, a west Louisville doctor moving in from Prospect, said realtors had steered her away from the area in the '70s. She called the location "almost dreamy." We wrote, "Fortunately, there is reason to believe that this time the urban planners are onto something that might actually work." The thinking was that the new resi- dents would attract stores and businesses and, in turn, "lead to a revitalization of adja- cent neighborhoods," which hasn't exactly happened. Bratton, who has since retired, sold her house and moved into Treyton Oaks Towers in Old Louisville, says that she thinks the development was successful. She loved the mixed-income community, being close to the hospitals where she worked and being by the park. Her daughter lives in an apartment in Park DuValle today. Outside: Courier-Journal headlines from November 1999: "Murden rowing into na- tional spotlight"; "Temperature sets balmy record"; "Region seeks more immigrants"; "Klan rallies draw more protesters than supporters"; "Judge to decide on Papa John's 'better' claim"; and not Louisville-re- lated, but: "Trump proposes big one-time tax on the rich." — Mary Chellis Nelson FLASHBACK

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