A sports complex, trade school, professional soccer stadium and an entertainment mall were among the wide-ranging ideas suggested by participants at the “West Louisville Visioning Session” Monday evening Sept.

, @MarthaElson_cjPublished 12:44 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2016 | Updated 5:12 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2016

A sports complex, trade school, professional soccer stadium and an entertainment mall were among the wide-ranging ideas suggested by participants at the “West Louisville Visioning Session” Monday evening, to discuss the potential future of a 24-acre site that had been intended for a FoodPort project before plans recently were dropped.

The new VA hospital also was a popular concept, along with sit-down restaurants, a year-round “haymarket” operation, model housing local businesses, technology hub and a “life skills” training center or summer employment center for youth.

A diverse crowd of about 100 attended the gathering, held by the West Louisville Community Council, Louisville Urban League and Federal Reserve Bank at the league headquarters 1535 W. Broadway.

The aim was to brainstorm about the question, “What do we see at 30th & Muhammad Ali?” and participants…

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