REA is working with Louisville Metro Government, through the Office of Advanced Planning, on creating a neighborhood plan for the Bowman Field area. The Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan in Louisville, Kentucky will include the Seneca Vista, 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.
Called the Bowman Area Neighborhoods Plan because of proximity to Bowman Field , a 426-acre airport with two runways and 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 integral to the success of this process. However, this is a plan for the neighborhoods and cities around Bowman Field, and not a plan for the airport itself. There may be new development opportunities identified for airport-owned properties but the footprint (runways, taxiways, land area) of the airport is not expected to change. REA is providing public facilitation and technical guidance throughout this planning process.