City seeks community input for Bowman Field area plan

May 13, 2019

Louisville Metro Government, through the Office of Advanced Planning, has begun the process of creating a neighborhood plan for the Bowman Field area.

This plan aims to address the planning needs and policy goals of this diverse community, offering a “roadmap” for future growth and sustainability. The Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan includes the Seneca Vista, Bowman, Park Hills, Hawthorne, and Big Spring Gardens neighborhoods, as well as the cities of Kingsley, Seneca Gardens, Strathmoor Village, and Wellington.

Rundell Ernstberger Associates, a local landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, has been retained to provide facilitation and technical guidance in this process.

This plan is expected to address multiple topics, including but not limited to:

  • The influence of Bowman Field on the area;
  • Taylorsville Road and other significant corridors, including Cannons Lane and Dutchmans Lane;
  • Challenges presented by proximity to I-64 and the Watterson Expressway, including noise and traffic;
  • Zoning and form districts, and
  • Access and relationship of the area to Seneca Park and Cherokee Park.

As part of this planning process, the planning team will host a three-day community workshop with several opportunities to provide input. All events will be held at the historic Bowman Field Administration Building, located at 2817 Taylorsville Road.

  • Open House – Tuesday, May 14, 6-8 p.m.
    • The open house will include interactive workstations to capture the community’s vision for the future of the area. The public is invited to stop by any time between 6 and 8 p.m. Community input is used to help formulate preliminary planning recommendations.
  • Open Office Hours – Wednesday, May 15, 1:30-5 p.m.
    • The open office hours are an additional opportunity for community members to share their input directly with the planning team.
  • Public Presentation – Thursday, May 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • The planning team will present preliminary recommendations for the plan and gather additional community input immediately following the presentation.

For more information on the project, please visit www.bowmanareaplan.com.

 

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