Thank you for joining us for SMOKETOWN – A PLACE WE CALL HOME! This free community event was presented by the Community Foundation of Louisville in partnership with MELANnaire Marketplace & the Wealth Building Movement and celebrated residents of Smoketown, past & present!
The event was held September 11, 2021 on the property at Preston & Finzer streets and featured live entertainment from the Sheryl Rouse Band, food booths, the MELANnaire Marketplace vendor fair and more! Community partners shared strategies for affordable homeownership, home maintenance, tenants’ rights and advocacy to combat rent gouging.
Starting a Smoketown Community Fund
Thanks to recommendations from people in Smoketown and a community-based committee, the two-acres of land at the corner of Preston and Finzer streets will be sold in early 2022. The income from the sale will create the Smoketown Community Fund at the Community Foundation. People who live, work, worship and serve in your community will decide how to use the money to support Smoketown.
Tell us what should NOT be built on the land. Your help is needed to protect the land from being turned into something that does not help Smoketown. Through deed restrictions, we can reduce the chances of development that does not fit or benefit your community.
WHAT DO YOU NOT WANT TO SEE IN SMOKETOWN?
How will this land help Smoketown?
How will the Community Foundation be a Smoketown partner?
How can deed restrictions help Smoketown?
Who helped make the decision to sell the land and create the Smoketown Community Fund?
Text “Smoketown Future” to (888) 490-2713 to receive updates about the Smoketown Preston & Finzer Street property.
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