HUD Sustainability Experts Weigh in on Frankfort's Greening the America's Capital EPA Grant

Frankfort is in for a new look and feel in their downtown area known as the Second Street Corridor. HUD Kentucky Office sustainability experts worked alongside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal, state, local stakeholders, as well as the community to develop a plan that will make a real difference in the Commonwealth's capital. Sustainable, vibrant designs and planning have begun for the Second Street Corridor that will improve social interaction and the environment.

[Design concept for Second Street between Steele Street and Shelby Street.]
Design concept for Second Street between Steele Street and Shelby Street.

HUD has a long standing partnership with EPA and the Department of Transportation through their Partnership for Sustainable Communities ( Many state and local communities benefit from this partnership through the grants and/or expertise needed to make long-term, livable communities that will improve the quality of life for their residents.

Frankfort was one of five capitals in the nation selected for the 2012 EPA grant.

Find out more about:

  • Frankfort's Second Street Corridor project (
  • EPA's Greening the America's Capital Grants (
  • HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities

For more information on how your community may benefit by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, contact David Railey (, HUD Kentucky Sustainability Officer, at (502) 618-8160.


Content Archived: September 16, 2014