FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAND OPENING AND DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR ROBERTSON APARTMENTS & COMMERCIAL SPACE
AU Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for our latest project: Robertson Apartments and Commercial Space. Consisting of seven affordable housing units and over 2,000 square feet of commercial office or retail space, the preservation and adaptive reuse of the historic Robertson Building into apartments and storefront commercial space is the culmination of over a decade of work by local and state preservationists. The dedication ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate with the City of Springfield, neighbors, and funding partners on a successful collaboration to create affordable housing and save a historic community asset.
Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen will be the featured speaker at the event, which will also highlight our funding partners: Springfield State Bank, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Kentucky Heritage Council, and Kentucky Department for Local Government.
The Robertson Building is evidence of the relative prosperity in the area after the arrival of the railroad in 1889, and is representative of commercial development in Washington County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building’s elaborate architectural detailing and prominent location, sharing the town’s main intersection with the Washington County Courthouse, speak to the prosperity and patronage of W.K. Robertson’s dry goods business. The business was owned and continuously operated in this location by the Robertson family until 1982. The Robertson building’s impressive edifice visually and emotionally anchors Springfield’s still active Main Street.
This event will take place at 11:00 a.m. EST on August 7, 2015 at the Robertson Building at 100 West Main Street in Springfield, Kentucky. Press and Public Welcome! For more information or an interview request please contact Johan Graham at 859-233-2009.