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Nearly 300 City of Louisville employees to be relocated

Offices will be moved to Edison Center in Old Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2015) — Nearly 300 city government employees who currently work in various metro departments at 810 Barret Ave. and 850 Barret Ave. will be relocated this fall to a renovated warehouse in Old Louisville known as the Edison Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

8318352_The_Edison_Center1.largeIn addition, the Property Valuation Office, currently located in the Fiscal Court Annex building behind Metro Hall, will relocate to Glassworks at 9th and Market streets.

The Edison Center move is part of a broader strategy by city government to help revitalize Old Louisville and bring new people and added vibrancy to one of the city’s most architecturally significant neighborhoods.

The city signed a lease with City Properties Group, which owns Glassworks and Edison Center, a former Louisville Gas and Electric service building that is being renovated by architect and developer Bill Weyland. The Edison Center is a three-story warehouse-style building located at 1258 S. Seventh St.

“We are seeing renewed interest in Old Louisville — including a new streetscape at 4th and Oak and the renovation of a new headquarters for Genscape on Garvin Place,” Fischer said. “The city’s move into The Edison Center bolsters the positive development already happening in this celebrated Victorian neighborhood.”

Departments that will be moved to the Edison Center are the Air Pollution Control District, Community Services, Community Action Partnership, Jefferson County Clerk, LMPD Narcotics Division and the Jefferson County Coroner.

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