BOWMAN AREA NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN

Develop Louisville, Office of Advanced Planning

INITIAL DRAFT VISION STATEMENT

It is our vision for the future of the Bowman area to remain a vibrant collection of neighborhoods with a high quality of life. The desirable location is enhanced with even better pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular connectivity, especially along and across Taylorsville Road. Historic Bowman Field remains a valued asset, and open dialogue between the airport and surrounding neighborhoods is vital to ensure ongoing prosperity of the area. The residential character of the area is preserved, with limited commercial growth at key locations that can accommodate development. The Bowman area is green, with a robust tree canopy, and residents have safe and easy access to parks, open spaces, and other community assets.

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ABOUT THE PLAN

Louisville Metro Government, through the Office of Advanced Planning, has begun the process of creating a neighborhood plan for the Bowman Field area. 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. This plan aims to address the planning needs and policy goals of this diverse community, offering a “roadmap” for future growth and sustainability. 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 process is being called the Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan because of proximity to Bowman Field. Bowman Field is a 426-acre airport with two runways and is operated by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA). LRAA is the largest land owner in the planning area, will be represented on the neighborhood advisory group, and will be integral to the success of this process. However, it is important to understand that this is a plan for the communities around Bowman Field, not a plan for the airport itself. There may be new development opportunities identified for airport-owned property, but the footprint and operations of the airport are not expected to change.

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, with respect to connectivity, streetscape, transit, complete streets, and multi-modal mobility
  • Challenges presented by proximity to I-64 and the Watterson Expressway, including noise and traffic
  • Zoning and form districts
  • Access and relationship of the area to Seneca Park and Cherokee Park

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STUDY AREA

The study area 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. These cities and neighborhoods will be collectively referred to as the Bowman area neighborhoods.

The study area encompasses portions of three Metro Council Districts, represented by Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8), Bill Hollander (D-9), and Brent Ackerson (D-26).