Priority Action Item - Southside

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Targeted empowerment, engagement, and beautification of Southside neighborhoods. 

Key Team Members

City Engineer Rick Murphy
Fire Chief Steve Kyle
Neighborhood Planner Melanie Reason
Planning Director Nicholas Hutchison


  • Identify a concentrated geographical area
  • Meet with residents and businesses within the concentrated area to develop a joint vision for community enhancement
  • Create a neighborhood steering committee
  • Identify community financial partners
  • Focus on infrastructure improvements, beautification efforts, demolition of dilapidated buildings
  • Creation of incentive program for businesses and homeowners
  • Consider using portion of existing bond proceeds for qualified projects
  • Help communities start neighborhood watch initiatives

southside neighborhoods mapQuarterly Update - April 2021

Engagement  In early March, the City partnered with the community to hold two live-streamed Southside Neighborhood Public Meetings (see videos below) at Soiree's Events Center which were attended by approximately 180 city and county residents.  City provided a thank you email and social media post with an update on the themes heard at the meetings on March 26.

Visioning Session  Mayor Bray and Commissioner Henderson along with several City staff met March 24 to review the themes from the Neighborhood meetings.  The second meeting will be in April.

Southside Rise & Shine Neighborhood Clean Up  With beautification as one of the primary themes emerging from the public meetings held in March, the City is coordinating neighborhood beautification events during the summer 2021.


Neighborhood Public Meetings

Southside Paducah residents and business owners provided input about their neighborhoods at public meetings held March 4 and March 11, 2021.  Approximately 100 people attended each meeting.

Southside Neighborhood Public Meeting - March 4, 2021

Southside Neighborhood Public Meeting - March 11, 2021


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Commission Priorities

Read all 12 Commission Priorities including each action item's objective, key team members, and expectations by visiting Commission Priorities.