Lower_town I wrote a story for the current issue of Governing about Lower Town, a neighborhood in Paducah, Kentucky.

City planners in Paducah are reviving the long-abandoned neighborhood as an arts district, by bringing in artists with attractive home-ownership loans.

The turnaround -- and the success of the six-year-old Artist Relocation Program -- is really impressive.

But don't take my word for it.  (Well, do, because I wrote the story.)  Check out the interactive map of Lower Town that accompanies the article.