New Urbanist community will showcase its growing North Village
PROSPECT, Ky. (Aug 5, 2019) – Norton Commons and the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA) announced today that the 53rd annual Homearama Louisville showcase of custom-built new homes will be held July 11−26, 2020 in Norton Commons. The walkable, new urbanist community in northeast Louisville previously hosted Homearama in 2011 and 2016.
“We’re thrilled to be heading back to Norton Commons,” said Juva Barber, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville. “Homearama 2020 will showcase the walkable lifestyle and exceptional homes we’ve all come to know in Norton Commons. We’re expecting an outstanding Homearama at this exceptional location.”
The 2020 show will include up to 11 homes in the North Village directly facing Oval Park, the largest park in the community consisting of eight acres of mature trees, a walking bridge and numerous trails. Oval park also serves as the annual site for the Courier-Journal Wine & Food Experience. The Homearama site is also adjacent to the lakefront amphitheater and the new North Village Market and retail cottages.
“Norton Commons is extremely excited about Homearama 2020,” said Charles Osborn III, managing director of Norton Commons. “Our builders are already hard at work drawing up stunning plans with great attention to detail. These homes will be some of the most impressive in our community to date. Homearama gives us another terrific opportunity to show folks why the community was the recipient of the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 2019 Charter Award for challenging conventional models of residential, retail and civic space.”
In total, 160 acres of green and civic spaces are planned in Norton Commons, including miles of nature trails, a rose garden, three dog parks, a community vegetable garden and a wildflower meadow. Norton Commons broke ground on the South Village in 2003 and North Village construction began in 2015. When completed, Norton Commons’ North Village will stand at over 1500 residences, and will be one of the largest residential geothermal communities in the nation. As with all residences in the North Village, the 11 Homearama homes will feature geothermal heating and cooling, a sustainable technology which eliminates the need for outdoor air conditioning units and reduces noise, while allowing for more space for residents to enjoy the outdoors. For more information, visit please Homearama.com or on Facebook at @HomearamaLouisville
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 1300 residences, 70+ businesses, three schools, and dozens of parks, pools, and green spaces. To learn more about Norton Commons, visit nortoncommons.com or on Twitter @nortoncommonsky.
Homearama is an annual event celebrating 53 years in Greater Louisville – and is among the most popular of the BIA’s signature events. The event showcases custom-built new homes that are fully-furnished, decorated and landscaped. Homes feature the latest in building trends, technology and interior design. Visitors can tour homes at their leisure, take photos of inspirational designs, shop artwork and furniture, or buy the home of their dreams!
Since 1968, the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Homearama has given Louisville area residents the opportunity to tour more than 800 homes, each reflecting the unique and professional talents of builders, interior designers, craftspeople and landscape architects. As a professional trade association, the BIA is dedicated to the principle that the American dream of home ownership is central to the community’s spirit and well-being and that the ability to realize that dream must be preserved for all generations.