HUD Helps Break Ground on Energy-Efficient Sheppard Square

[Photo: Officials gather to break ground on new Sheppard Square in Louisville, Kentucky]
Officials gather to break ground on new Sheppard Square in Louisville, Kentucky.

HUD Louisville Field Office Director Krista Mills joined Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) Executive Director Tim Barry and a host of other officials and the public for the groundbreaking of the HUD HOPE VI project Sheppard Square. Once complete, there will be 454 new units including single family homes, townhouses and apartment buildings, which will be available by 2015. The entire development, from reusing demolition materials to ensuring that the project is LEED certified (, focuses on ways to make the most of energy efficiency. There will even be electric charging stations that look like parking meters for residents' vehicles. LMHA will start with two stations and install the infrastructure to add more. The LMHA's maintenance vehicles, which are similar to golf carts, will be electric.

"The Louisville Metro Housing Authority leads our community in the development of livable homes and neighborhoods. In addition to using energy efficient construction methods, LMHA also addresses water conservation through its landscaping and paving infrastructure, as well as ensuring healthy indoor air quality by using materials that do not have chemicals in them," said Krista Mills, Field Office Director. She added, "HUD is proud to be a partner with an innovative developer like LMHA." Find out more about the Green (energy-efficient) measures being done for Sheppard Square.

This is the third public housing neighborhood development undertaken by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority that will revitalize an important part of our community and provide mixed-income housing. Previous developments include nationally renowned Park DuValle and Liberty Green.


Content Archived: February 19, 2014