LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Work has finally begun on the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.

The property at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and River Road is currently under construction as crews start phase one of the project.

Crews are clearing brush and debris along Frankfort Avenue, Beargrass Creek and the middle of the site.

Cobblestones that were recently unearthed in Butchertown by Metro Sewer District will be incorporated into the project.

The Graeser Family Education Center is slated to be included in the project with event space and classrooms as featured amenities. That’s expected to open mid-2019.