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Final phase of neighborhood revitalization almost completed

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The city of Owensboro is finishing up a major neighborhood redevelopment project that has been going on for the past 13 years. The third and final phase of the project is almost completed.

Charlene Hanley grew up in the Mechanicsville neighborhood in Owensboro. Hanley has a lot of fond memories hanging out with her friends and going to the nearby community center.

"We would have fun just being kids," said Charlene Hanley,"We would like to go to the store and eat candy."

The city of Owensboro has been fixing up and building new homes in three different neighborhoods since 2000. The city says it is almost finished revitalizing the Mechanicsville neighborhood which is the last phase of the project. 

"Disinvestment occurs over a period of years and without having strategic reinvestment the neighborhoods tend to decline during a period of time," said Keith Free, Community Development Director.

The city has gone into the Baptist Town neighborhood, Germantown neighborhood, and Mechanicsville to build new homes and fix up existing ones. The new homes will be sold to low to moderate income families.

Hanley is in the process of buying a house that was built as part of the neighborhood revitalization in Mechanicsville. She says she wants to raise her daughter in the same neighborhood she grew up in.

"It's just a beautiful neighborhood and the redevelopment is just bringing it back. It's just like pride in this neighborhood," said Hanley.

The city says that Mechanicsville will be competed by July 2014, but the city says it is trying to push things forward and hope it can be completed by the end of this year.

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