Consultants finalize assessment of city facilities

May 21, 2018

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government have finalized their report.

The consultant, EOP, was commissioned in January to study city facilities and space needs and to make a recommendation about a potential public-private partnership model to address those needs. They presented a draft version to Metro Council and city officials earlier this month, and have since finalized the report.

The consultant’s main findings are:

·         Louisville Metro Government (LMG) should demolish the Fiscal Court Building and LMPD headquarters, as both buildings are in poor condition and require costly renovations, and construct a new building to accommodate identified and future needs.

·         The building should be at least 115,690 square feet. The study provided options for both 115,690 square feet and 200,000 square feet.

·         LMG should finance the project through a private-public partnership.

Mayor Greg Fischer, who included funds to move the bulk of LMPD staff from the headquarters building in his 2018-19 budget proposal, said he appreciates EOP’s work, which his team and Metro Council will use in deciding how to move forward.

 The consultants’ final report has been posted at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/louisville-forward/eop-facilities-re....