Zero-entry lagoon pool, splash park, and sunset pavilion and lawn to be completed in May of 2019

Norton Commons, the growing new urbanist development in Prospect, KY today announced plans to construct unique new amenities in the community’s North Village. Developers released preliminary drawings for “The Grove”, a 2.5-acre ridgetop recreational area, complete with a zero-entry, lagoon-style pool and splash park, playground, walking trails and a lush sunset viewing green.

Developers plan to break ground on the Grove in fall 2018 with an estimated completion date before the 2019 pool season. The Grove will also include significant woodland and watershed protection areas.

In addition, Norton Commons unveiled renderings for an almost football field-sized civic space dubbed “Peppermint Green,” to be situated between Passionflower Drive and Saint Bernadette Avenue, just north of Emerald Park. The extensive green will be surrounded by a walking path and encircled by large, native species trees. The design is a nod to Old Louisville, complete with a walk punctuated with spaces for benches and urns filled with flowers. The southern edge will be abutted by a covered breezeway replete with columns in the classical vernacular style.

In keeping with Norton Commons’ record of adding more than 2700 native trees to the environment to date, the community will be adding approximately new 100 trees between the two new amenity areas.

“Norton Commons is thrilled to continue to engage in one-of-a-kind placemaking,” said Managing Director, Charles Osborn III. “We’re all about walkable, mixed-usage, with an eye toward the future, but never forgetting Louisville’s unique roots and history.”

The new amenities will be unveiled to the public during the “Welcome Home Tour & Design Show,”to be held May 25 to Jun. 9, 2019.  The home show will include a dozen unique geothermal houses furnished in luxurious styles.

The Grove and Peppermint Green will be part of nearly 160 acres of planned green and civic spaces across the North and South Villages, and which already include miles of nature trails, a rose garden, a lakefront amphitheater, three dog parks, a community vegetable garden, wildflower meadow and two pool facilities.

Norton Commons broke ground on its new North Village in 2015 and recently completed its 200th home in that section. When completed, Norton Commons’ North Village will stand at over 1500 residences, and will be one of the largest residential all-geothermal communities in the nation.

Geothermal technology takes advantage of moderate ground temperatures to create an efficient system that lowers monthly utility bills while emitting less carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Geothermal heating and cooling eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise, while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors. A network of underground geothermal loops and efficiently-sized heat pump units inside each home provide homeowners with the most comfortable heating and cooling systems available on the market today.

Disclaimer: Please note that plans for the North Village amenities are preliminary and subject to change at any time without notice.

For press inquiries contact Tyler Glick502-500-3286

About Norton Commons:

Norton Commons is Louisville’s first Traditional Neighborhood Development (“TND”).  Planned TNDs are the cornerstone of the new urbanism movement, which promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, and vibrant mixed-use communities assembled in an integrated fashion, resulting in a complete community.  Norton Commons sits on almost 600 acres in northeast Jefferson County, Kentucky and is currently home to over 1200 residences, 60+ businesses, 3 schools, and dozens of parks, pools, and green spaces. To learn more about Norton Commons, visit or on Twitter @nortoncommonsky.