Hillside Terrace

Future Fund Land Trust 1357 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40204  ph.502-384-5346  fax: 502-384-5348

Future Fund Land Trust Purchases the Northern Section of Hillside Terrace

This week the Future Fund Land Trust purchased 7 lots and adjoining 7 acres of hillside ridge line overlooking Floyds Fork. For four years Hillside Terrace has been a center of environmental controversy and was designated an EPA action site. The problems began after developers excavated approximately 250 tons of dirt and debris into Floyd's Fork.  After EPA sanctions the developers reclaimed the property.  For over 3 years the Future Fund negotiated the purchase of seven acres thought needed to stabilize the ridge line and protect the view-shed. 

The Future Fund plans to re-vegetate the ridge line for view shed protection as well as use of the shelf as a trail corridor.  Future Fund also plans to restore one of three waterfalls disturbed in the excavation.  This purchase will connect approximately six miles of an additional land along the Floyd's Fork creek watershed located between Thixton Lane in Louisville and Flatlick Road in Mount Washington.  This area, as it is developed into additional park space, will be a unique area that is densely populated with waterfalls, steep bluffs and high ridge lines .  The total cost is $258,000.  Over 50 % is bordered by land sold to Future Fund by the city of Mount Washington . 

The Future Fund Land Trust was established in 1993 to create a second generation of Olmstead Parks centered along the Floyds Fork Creek Watershed.  Founded by Dr. Stephen Henry while County Commissioner with the vision of preserving at least one natural creek in Jefferson County.  Today the Future Fund Land Trust has acquired more than 3000 acres of green-space for it’s conservancy and has partnered with 21st Century Parks to help create the largest urban park project in North America.