New Design Assistance Service for Certified Kentucky Main Street Program Communities
Over the past year, Kentucky Main Street Program design staff have been piloting a new Design Assistance Service to certified communities. This service is intended to enable Main Street directors to offer initial assessment and conceptual design advice to property owners in their district.
A new form has been developed [Word - 981KB] to help guide you through this process, which should be completed for the building owner by the Main Street program director or representative. For questions or design assistance, please contact Jen Spangler Williamson, AIA, Main Street and staff architect, at 502-564-7005, ext. 135, or Mike Radeke, restoration project manager, at 502-564-7005, ext. 141.
Right, building at 234 St. Clair Street, Frankfort, before rehabilitation; far right, after with appropriate redesign. Below, line drawing with proposed design changes, or see a high-resolution image of the line drawing [JPEG - 176KB]
Fine print: Any recommendations, reports, and drawings made are conceptual and are not intended for construction purposes but can serve as a basis for discussion with contractors or with a registered architect if professional services are required for the project. Evaluation of deficiencies in structural capabilities, compliance with building codes, or identification of the presence of hazardous materials are all beyond the scope of service provided by the Main Street Design Team. The time frame for delivery of recommendations, written or illustrated, will vary depending on the current workload of the Main Street Design Team, the complexity of the request and any unforeseen difficulties with the project.