On November 15, 2020, the Kenton County Administration Building received an Adaptive Reuse Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association. This project, completed with Turner Construction and Brandstetter Carroll, was a $24M high-profile project that sits prominently along I-75 and I-71 at the former Bavarian Brewery site. Originally built in 1866, the building served as a brewery for more than 100 years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the complex of buildings, located at 522 W. 12th St. in Covington, was occupied until 1966 when Bavarian Brewing closed. From the late 1990’s until 2006, it served as a nightclub and then sat vacant for a decade after the nightclub closed. When the County purchased the building in 2016, the vision was to re-purpose the historic brewery into a modern, efficient, daylight-centric office space. This design/build project houses all of Kenton County’s government offices under one roof. The tower from the brewery remains with a new five-story office building connected with a pedestrian bridge. Read more about the award here.
“Elevar was able to provide an efficient design to maximize circulation and public space volume while still meeting the County’s stringent program requirements.”