More than 300 Louisville Metro Government employees are in the process of moving into the Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave. in Old Louisville.
The first employees already have moved in, and Louisville-based developer City Properties Group is offering a look at the second and third floor renovations via photographs by J. L. Jordan Photography.
The former warehouse served as the service center for Louisville Gas and Electric and underwent extensive renovations. The Edison Center now features open office layouts and large windows to let in natural light. Once complete in May, the building also will include private meeting rooms, a media room and a café on the first floor.
“This is a prime example of public and private collaboration,” Lee Weyland, City Properties Group’s operations manager, said in a news release. “We are pleased to drive the effort in converting an abandoned historic building into a cutting edge, energy efficient, modern facility.”
Louisville Metro Government awarded the work contract to City Properties Group last year. The city is moving the more than 300 employees out of the mold-infested Urban Government Center on Barret Avenue for health reasons, according to a previous Insider Louisville story.
The offices relocating to the Edison Center include: Air Pollution Control District, Community Services, Community Action Partnership, Jefferson County Clerk, LMPD Narcotics Division and the Jefferson County Coroner.
The city signed a 15-year lease with City Properties Group and has agreed to pay the company $812,500 a year.
Although the renovations and relocation have moved forward, Ross Lerner and Mac Sawyers have sued the city over allegations that metro government rigged the bidding process. The case is ongoing in Jefferson Circuit Court.
The next scheduled court date is not until October.