Mayor Greg Fischer and the nonprofit Seed Capital Kentucky today signed a development agreement that officially makes way for work to begin on the $56 million West Louisville FoodPort

, @sheldonshaferPublished 4:23 p.m. ET March 23, 2016 | Updated 4:23 p.m. ET March 23, 2016

After more than a year of negotiations and occasional haggling, Mayor Greg Fischer and the nonprofit Seed Capital Kentucky have signed a development agreement that clears the way for work to begin on the $56 million West Louisville FoodPort at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the Russell neighborhood.

Fischer said the FoodPort – dedicated to the growing, aggregation, distribution, processing and storage of locally and regionally produced food – will revitalize a long-neglected site in West Louisville.

And at the same time, he said, the project will create jobs for people who live nearby, enhancing Louisville’s tax base and resulting in architecturally significant buildings and spaces for active and passive recreation.

“This will be a one-stop place where consumers and food producers can meet,” Fischer said, adding that the project complements his administration’s goal of giving every citizen of Louisville access to fresh, health…

Source: Deal struck on developing West End FoodPort