Building At South 3rd Street and Kentucky Avenue to be Stabilized Following Partial Collapse

February 26, 2018 UPDATE:  The contractor worked last night to remove the front of the building located at 133 South 3rd Street to stabilize it. South 3rd Street has reopened to traffic. One lane of Kentucky Avenue still is closed adjacent to the building. There may be times that one lane of South 3rd could be closed for the maneuvering of equipment.


Date of release: February 25, 2018

downtown buildingThe owners of the building located at 133 South 3rd Street have secured a contractor to stabilize the building.  The contractor will be on site today to begin the work.  At approximately 1:30 a.m. today, a portion of the front of the building fell into the roadway.  No one was injured.

Until further notice, all lanes of South 3rd Street (Interstate 24 Business Loop) and Kentucky Avenue (U.S. 45 Business) are closed at that intersection. 

All efforts are being made to save the building.  Over the past several weeks, the building owners have been renovating the structure.