Across the nation there is a growing trend of people moving back to the city core. You can now take advantage of this rapidly growing trend. The City of Paducah is committed to revitalizing its older neighborhoods and transforming them back to the grandeur the community once enjoyed. Lowertown was the first undertaking of this effort and the community as a whole has embraced its great success. The Fountain Avenue project offers anyone interested the opportunity to be a part of the new old neighborhood (neotraditional) renaissance.
The Fountain Avenue housing stock contains a large variety of structures ranging from shotgun style, less than 1,000 square foot homes to larger, 4,000 plus square foot, eclectic, Victorian style homes. The Fountain Avenue Neighborhood is sure to contain a home that is right for you and your family!
The goal is to restore the neighborhood back to a mixed-income, economically diverse neighborhood similar in character to what it was in the early 1900’s. In order to maintain the character of the existing housing stock and make sure new construction is compatible with the neighborhood character, design standards have been put into place that helps maintain the historic fabric of the neighborhood. This is an important quality to preserve in order for the neighborhood to maintain its unique identity, promote a sense of home and to help maintain increasing property values.
Location and amenities are some of the key selling points in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is situated between an area west of North 13th to the west side of Fountain Avenue and the south side of Park Avenue to the alley just north of Jefferson Street. A project boundary map can be seen by clicking on the quick link to the right. This central location gives you easy access by walking, bicycling, public transit or driving to downtown shops and entertainment, the Lowertown Arts District and nearby recreation destinations such as Noble Park and Lang Park. Lang Park is a circular round-a-bout that is considered a key feature of the neighborhood. Improvements to the park are planned in the near future. Contact the Planning Department if you think you might be interested in living in a neighborhood with front porches, tree-lined streets, sidewalks, alternative transportation and a community where neighbors know and take care of each other.
The following map shows the status of parcels in the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood. A larger image can be accessed here.