LEXINGTON, Ky., Mar. 20, 2015 — After a more than six-month-long thorough analysis, EOP and Philadelphia-based Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) submitted a Conditions Assessment & Rehabilitation Plan today for the Restoration and Reuse of the 1899 Fayette County Courthouse.
After decades of neglect and poorly executed renovations, the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street is in an emergent state of disrepair.
“This building has been neglected, abused and kicked around, and yet 115 years later it’s still with us,” Dr. George C. Skarmeas, principal of PDP said. “This can be the living room of the city.”
The EOP and PDP study proposes turning the building into event space that the city could use and private entities could rent. It also could be used to house VisitLex, the city’s tourism and convention bureau, an ideal place for visitors and tourists to begin their visit to Lexington, he said.