Consultants present facilities study to Louisville Metro Council
Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government presented findings and recommendations to the Metro Council and city leaders on Tuesday.
The consultant, EOP, had been 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.
The goal was to help local leaders assess the condition of two downtown buildings – LMPD headquarters and the old Fiscal Court building behind Metro Hall -- and estimate the costs to repair or replace the facilities.
The consultant today presented three main findings:
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 on Thursday, said he and his team look forward to working with Metro Council on next steps.
The consultants’ presentation to council can be viewed at https://louisvilleky.gov/file/facilities-needs-study-presentationpdf. The final report will be posted at louisvilleky.gov after feedback from today’s meeting is incorporated.