New Albany's Urban Enterprise Association, in existence for eight years, is finally getting some legs. Running the ball is only part of any successful offense, though.
Luckily, as the Courier-Journal's Dale Moss reports, a few passing routes seem destined for the play book as the group expands on its tax break packages and building facade grant programs.
The Urban Enterprise Association also offers grants, with a $5,000 maximum, to subsidize activities of neighborhood groups. The association is also buying covered swings for New Albany's riverfront. It plans to pay for landscaping and also wants to put in new trash receptacles and bike racks. A fitness trail is also being considered.
Group ready to help urban New Albany by Dale Moss, the Courier-Journal
UEA Director Mike Ladd undoubtedly deserves credit for advancing the ball, with board members likewise recognized for waking to the possibilities of putting some points on the board.
As Board Member Brenda Scharlow notes in the article, "...the days of urban sprawl may be over." That acknowledgment alone, coming from a New Albany development organization, is progress enough to warrant a perusal of game day ticket prices.
For information about the UEA, call 944-3454.