Develop Louisville, Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability


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 an invaluable asset to the area, and open communication between the airport and surrounding neighborhoods is vital to ensure ongoing prosperity. The residential character of the area is preserved, with limited growth at appropriate locations. 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.


The Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan was developed in 2019, led by Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability. The plan included 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. The study area encompasses portions of three Metro Council Districts, represented by Councilmen Brandon Coan (D-8), Bill Hollander (D-9), and Brent Ackerson (D-26). Rundell Ernstberger Associates, a local landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, was retained to provide facilitation and technical guidance in this process.

View the plan here.