SABAK, WILSON & LINGO, Inc. has been involved in a variety of open space projects including the planning and design of multiple clubhouse and recreational facilities for our residential developments throughout the region, including Idlewild, Shakes Run, and Little Spring Farm. In addition, we have worked closely with the owners to develop concept plans and detailed construction plans for most of the public parks and open spaces at Norton Commons.
Spotlight Project: Norton Commons Market Park
Norton Commons is a 600-acre, traditional neighborhood development located on the Jefferson/Oldham County line. At the center of this neighborhood, and acting as the town center, is the Market Park. The Market Park was designed to accommodate market day events, public gatherings and more intimate social and leisure activities. The southern portion of the park has raised planters filled with seasonal color and ornamental trees which provide additional seating during market day events. At the end of these planters lies a flush labyrinth centered on a Marko Pogacnik lithopuncture stone titled “Out-Breathe”. A large 34’ diameter raised fountain basin, modeled after the Haller Fountain at St. James Court in Old Louisville, is situated in the center of the park. Within the basin sits a 15’ high custom cast iron fountain sculpture by Robinson Iron. A semi-circular seatwall surrounds the north portion of the fountain plaza and retains the large gathering lawn. A steel arbor relocated from the Rose Garden is situated at the north end of the lawn. Sabak, Wilson and Lingo, Inc. is currently serving as the landscape architects and engineers for this project.
Market Park Conceptual Plan
Market Park Cross Section – Looking West