Archdiocese Planning Move of its College Street Campus

//Archdiocese Planning Move of its College Street Campus

Archdiocese Planning Move of its College Street Campus

November 12, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – The Archdiocese of Louisville is beginning renovation and construction to establish a pastoral center on the Holy Family Parish (3926 Poplar Level Road) property.  This facility will replace the Catholic Chancery located at 212 East College Street and will reduce the number of office buildings from three to two locations: the Holy Family campus on Poplar Level Road and the Maloney Center.

[Presently archdiocesan offices other than Catholic Charities and Catholic Cemeteries are located at three locations: the Chancery, the Flaget Center (1935 Lewiston Drive), and the Maloney Center (1200 South Shelby Street)].  While the Flaget Center will no longer hold offices, it will continue to be used for conferences and retreats; the Maloney Center offices will remain on Shelby Street.

Details about cost and timelines are not complete, and the move will not take place until 2017.

In making the announcement, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds cited four main reasons for the move:

  • Supporting parishes is one of the primary reasons the Archdiocese exists, and so parish life is the first priority of the Archdiocese.  The Archdiocese welcomes the opportunity to be located on the property of an active parish.  Archbishop Floersh made the same decision in the 1950s when he located the College Street Chancery on the parish property of St. Mary Magdalen Parish.   This partnership with Holy Family Parish will benefit both the Archdiocese and the parish.
  • The move will improve accessibility. Holy Family is centrally located and easily accessible to both the Watterson Expressway and I-65, which will improve access and travel time for many parishes in the 24-county Archdiocese.
  • Reducing the number of office buildings from three to two will improve collaboration among staff and improve efficiency.
  • The combination of renovation and new construction at this campus will provide greater opportunities and flexibility in the areas of meeting and conference space, technology, and parking.

Construction will begin late this year and is expected to take 12-18 months to complete.

The Archdiocese of Louisville includes 110 parishes and 200,000 Catholics in 24 counties of Central Kentucky.

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2017-10-13T15:53:01+00:00November 17th, 2015|2015 Press Releases|