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Vacant Property Crisis in Louisville's West End

Recent census data show that parts of the Shawnee and Portland neighborhoods in west Louisville are 27% vacant. That’s a problem for everyone in the neighborhood and for all of us in the city.  To examine the issues, two guests joined Todd Mundt today on Here and Now:  Monica Brown, who has years of experience in community development, and Renita Rosa, a city planner from the Fuller Center for Housing.  They discuss causes and possible approaches to dealing with the vacant property problem.

http://archive.wfpl.org/HereNow/20110427HN2.mp3

Brad Yost is a senior producer for LPM. Email Brad at byost@lpm.org.