Five-story building will house up to 1,457 state employees
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2016) — The Kentucky Department of Education is relocating to a new, five-story office space located on Sower Boulevard, off the EastWest Connector, in Frankfort. The new building also will house employees from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
“This new building will reduce energy costs and provide employees with an inviting work environment,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt said. “The improved technology will allow staff to better support public schools and districts in Kentucky that are working to provide all of our students with a world class education that readies them for college, career and life.”
Employees will be moving over a six-week period, from Aug. 22 to Sept. 30. Mail sent to the current building will be delivered to the new building during the transition.
Construction on the new building began in March 2015. The 371,000-square foot building will house up to 1,457 state employees. It is LEED-certified and expected to reduce energy consumption by about 20 to 25 percent. Its layout allows for maximum space efficiency while providing areas for both individual and team work. KDA has been located at its current location for 44 years.