The Russell neighborhood has multiple untapped assets, including the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and the former Mammoth Life building, that could help revitalize the area, according to a report from a group of architects and development experts from the American Institute of Architects.

The six-person volunteer team’s mission was to help Russell residents gain control of their neighborhood’s development, specifically along Muhammad Ali Boulevard between Sixth and 32nd streets.

“Part of our role is to help you stretch your thinking a bit,” said Don Edwards, a team member and CEO of Justice & Sustainability Associates.

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