LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Plans are moving forward for the Waterfront Botanical Garden after Metro Council members held a special meeting Thursday to learn more about the project at the intersection of River Road and Frankfort Avenue, the former site of a 23-acre landfill.
Officials plan to transform it into a garden with an education pavilion, overlook, and visitor’s center.
Project organizers say Louisville is the only city of its size without a botanical garden, and say the proposed project would boost tourism in the area.
The garden will include LEED Certified buildings with rain gardens and green roofs.
Officials hope to break ground on the project next summer.