City Properties Group succeeds with projects other developers avoid

How company restoring Lexington courthouse changed downtown Louisville by Tom Eblen, 7.15.16, Kentucky.com LOUISVILLE The project managers overseeing restoration of the old Fayette County Courthouse have decades of experience turning abused and neglected old buildings into useful, productive community assets. Over the past 25 years, Holly Wiedmann’s Lexington-based AU Associates has redone more than 25 […]

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Old Courthouse Renovations Plans Unveiled

Courthouse plan a brilliant solution to a vexing downtown problem by Tom Eblen, 05.24.16, Kentucky.com The plan unveiled Tuesday for renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse is brilliant in many ways: It preserves one of Lexington’s most iconic buildings, it gives it new life and purpose, and it seems to be financially sound. The […]

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Exterior Construction on Old Courthouse Will Start this Summer

Work on exterior of Fayette courthouse to begin in early summer by Beth Musgrave, 03.01.16, Kentucky.com Work on the exterior of the former Fayette County Courthouse will hopefully begin in June and renovations on the interior may start as early as August, city officials said Tuesday. Construction on the exterior can not begin until Lexington […]

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Architect for Old Courthouse Renovation Will Be Selected Soon

Architect likely to be selected soon on old Lexington courthouse renovation by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.15, Kentucky.com Lexington officials expect to name an architectural and engineering firm soon for the city’s $30 million overhaul of the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street downtown. During an update at a Tuesday Urban County Council work session, Jenifer […]

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Council Tweaks Budget, Keeps Funding for Old Courthouse

Lexington council keeps funding for courthouse renovation amid minor budgeting tweaks by Beth Musgrave, 6.9.15, Kentucky.com The Lexington Urban County Council voted Tuesday to make minor changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed $323 million budget but kept $22 million in the budget to renovate the former Fayette County Courthouse on West Main Street. Some of […]

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Lexington Receives EPA Grant to Rehabilitate Old Courthouse

Fayette Alliance was proud to support this grant application. To learn more about the grant and to read our position statement visit the Old Courthouse Brownfields Grant Post post here. Old Lexington courthouse to get cleaned up with EPA grant The Associated Press, 6.8.15, Kentucky.com LEXINGTON, KY. — The city of Lexington has been given […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports Grant to Fix Up Old Courthouse

In 2015, the EPA awarded LFUCG’s application for the Brownfield grant. The $200,000 grant will be used to clean up contamination at the Old Courthouse site.  After not being awarded in 2014, LFUCG resubmitted for consideration during the 2015 grant cycle.  LFUCG is seeking a $200,000 brownfield grant from the EPA. If secured, this grant […]

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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, Kentucky.com A Lexington developer and a Louisville firm are likely to be project managers for the possible renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse […]

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Mayor Gray Releases Proposed FY 2015-2016 Budget

Highlights of Mayor Gray’s proposed budget include: $22 million for restoring the old courthouse $10 million for Town Branch Commons $2 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund $1.15 million for the PDR program   Mayor Jim Gray proposes spending for old courthouse, new park, raises, more police by Beth Musgrave, 4.7.15, Kentucky.com Lexington Mayor […]

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Courthouse Renovation Plan Released

EOP Architects and Preservation Design Partnership released a Conditions Assessment & Rehabilitation Plan for Lexington’s historic Courthouse   Renovation of former Fayette County Courthouse could cost $38 million, report says by Beth Musgrave, 3.19.15, Kentucky.com After decades of neglect and poorly executed renovations, the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street is in such disrepair […]

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