Monday night city leaders approved plans for a new subdivision in Park City. The plan includes 30 single-family homes on half acre lots, excluding apartments or duplexes. The subdivision will likely be located on Bardstown Road on a 25-acre farm. Officials say the property would be annexed into the city.
Until recently, the town has seen little growth. City leaders say it seems more people are moving to Park City because of its close proximity to Mammoth Cave National Park and Interstate 65.
"We're experiencing tremendous growth in the Bowling Green area and Park City isn't unlike any other small county in the area," says City Administrator Jason Nuetzman.
Growth inching toward national parks seems to be a national trend. Since 1990, more than 1.3 million people have moved closer to national parks around the country. In addition to people wanting to live closer to national parks, visitation has soared. According to the Associated Press, in 1960 the national parks only saw 79 million people. Today they see around 273 million.
Tomorrow night on WBKO at 6:00, we'll take an in-depth look at what problems accompany the growth surrounding national parks.