Develop Louisville, Office of Advanced Planning


  1. What is a neighborhood plan?

Neighborhood plans are intended to address the planning needs and policy goals of the citizens of the neighborhood plan area. The plan must be prepared in accordance with Chapter 161 (Neighborhood Development Plans) of the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances. Key components of the plan include a vision statement; existing neighborhood identity, form, and mobility; recommendations; and implementation priorities and responsibilities.


  1. Which neighborhoods are included?

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.


  1. How can I get involved?

Community involvement is a cornerstone of the planning process. For the plan to be successful, it must represent the vision and goals of neighborhood residents, organizations, and businesses. Project updates including meeting materials and draft work products will be posted to this website. Additionally, we will be utilizing web-based surveys during the planning process. A public workshop is planned for May 2019 to support the visioning process. A public open house will be held later in the process to present draft recommendations and gather feedback.  If you would like to send us your ideas or receive updates via email, please send us a note from the “Get Involved” tab to the left. Thank you in advance for your interest in getting involved.


  1. What is the project timeline?

The planning process is anticipated to last nine months. The project began in January 2019; completion is expected in September 2019.