LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Visioneering Wichita group began its final day in Louisville hearing from the developer of nearly 4,000 new acres of parkland on the edge of Jefferson County.
Dan Jones, chairman and CEO of 21st Century Parks, said the project has a capital budget of $113 million, $103 million of which his nonprofit group has raised. He said $60 million of the total will come from private sources.
He told the Wichita group that the park land is a key part of the area's economic development.
"At the end of the day this is all about making Louisville a great place to live and work," he said.
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Later today the Visioneering group will learn about the city's riverfront development efforts and tour the Kentucky Derby.