Fern Creek Developments Move Forward

Posted by Jonathan Karlen on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 9:24pm.

fern creek louisville kyGood news for all Louisville homes  owners in the Bardstown Road & Gene Snyder Freeway area. A proposed shopping center that will encompass approximately 45 acres called South Pointe Commons is now moving forward. It still has a few more hurdles to get through. It needs final approval for the zoning change; the real estate is currently zoned residential, and it needs to be changed over for commercial use. The developer for the project is Barrister Commercial Group anticipates that the first stores could be open possibly as early as spring 2010. Current plans depict 420,000 sq.ft. of commercial space and it incorporates a new entrance for the Bates Elementary School (along with the razing of around 12 single family residential homes currently located on the property – the homes are currently under option to be purchased by the real estate developer).


The overall feel for the development once completed will be following an open air feel that will allow easy moving and shopping for pedestrians within the development. This should provide some close easy access shopping for local residents – important for the times given the high price of gas for commuting back and forth for every day necessities.


Additionally on another project in the Fern Creek area:

The Louisville Metro Council approved a 5 acre retail development located in the Fern Creek community located at Bardstown Road and Cedar Creek road. Approximately 3,000 new Louisville homes have been approved to be constructed in the area since December 2006, and this commercial real estate development will fill a need for the area. Some of the proposed stores within the project include a Walgreens drugstore, commercial, retail, as well as office space. Despite a slowing Louisville real estate market, the Fern Creek area is continuing to post strong growth with approximately 1500 new homes being built there each year. And with the residential increases, there increases the need for commercial development to service that growing need.

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