City Selects AU Associates for to Manage Renovation of Fayette County Courthouse

We want to congratulate Lexington and Fayette Alliance Board Member Holly Wiedemann on this important partnership!

City selects project managers for renovation of old Fayette County Courthouse

by Beth Musgrave, 4.28.15,

A Lexington developer and a Louisville firm are likely to be project managers for the possible renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street.

City officials selected AU Associates, a Lexington firm that specializes in reuse and affordable housing projects, and CityVisions Associates of Louisville, this month. The firms were one of two groups to respond to a request for proposals to help with refurbishing the courthouse.

The Urban County Council probably will take a final vote on the contract soon.

A recent study of the old courthouse — which was opened to the public in 1900 — showed that $38 million would be needed to renovate the building. That price includes finance, design and a $4 million contingency fund.

Mayor Jim Gray has set aside $22 million in his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year for the courthouse. The Urban County Council has not signed off on the proposal. It won’t take a final vote on the budget until late June…Read more at


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