The Northwest Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) has officially been named Riverview. That was the name a majority of people chose on the survey that was sent out in early December.
Abby Shelton, Community Development Director for the City of Owensboro, announced recently that 94 people responded to the survey. Other name choices were Dublin Village, Riverview Run, The Distillery Quarter and The Distillery District.
The person who suggested Riverview said that the name is based on the bounding limit of the Ohio River to the north.
“It is bounded by the Ohio River that encompasses English Park upscale residences down the riverfront, as well as a couple of notable industries — Specialty Foods Group and Green River Distilling Company. It’s a name people will connect with and remember,” the nominator said.
The Northwest NRSA is generally bounded on the north by the municipal limits, Ohio River, West First Street, Ebach Street and Schroth Street; on the south by the north side of 5th Street; on the east by Walnut Street; and on the west by Ewing Road and Texas Avenue.
It encompasses approximately 367 acres with 1,083 parcels of property and is primarily residential.
Shelton said there is a little over $3 million in funding for the project so far.
“That is 35% in public investment and 65% in private investment,” Shelton said.
Some of the public investment comes from the Existing Homeowner Rehab Grant, Rental Rehab Grant and others.