LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Future Waterfront Botanical Gardens is starting to take shape.
Botanica's Board of Directors has hired the Chicago-based "Perkins Will" design team to create the visual design of the gardens' landscape, gardens, architecture and other aspects of the project located at Frankfort Avenue and River Road.
The site is a former landfill and the design team says the project will create a unique attraction for visitors and transform the site into a beautiful public space.
Master planning is expected to cost $300,000.
Botanica has raised $170,000 so far.
Once the full amount is raised, the master planning process will take about five months.
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