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Prison Construction Project
Fayette County > Prison


In July 2012 the county began a process to assess the current jail needs. 

A Facility Needs Assessment & Feasibility Study was completed on September 23, 2013 by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates / Sleighter Engineering. (locating pdf study to upload)

A site was selected at the Dunbar Township Business Park to build a new facility. It was proposed to purchase  58 acres from Fay Penn at a cost of $1.25million. The site did not include infrastructure such as sewage, access roads or utilities and was subject to zoning conditions. 

In August 2014 plans were halted after an out-of- county Judge reversed a Zoning Hearing Board decision 2 months earlier . The decision meant the decision of the ZHB was reversed making the Dunbar Township Business Park acreage not usable.

On November 21, 2014 the County retained Astorino Designs nka Astorino-CannonDesign to evaluate prior studies, determine feasibility of renovating existing jail and/or expand on the existing prison site up to including Phases for future construction for a 400 bed prison.

On June 23 2015 Astorino CannonDesign presented the following conceptual design

Text Concept Presentation

Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Report

Cost Estimate

R1 Aerial Rendering

R2 Sally Port

AO-1 Site Plan Lower

AO-2 Site Plan Aerial

AO-3 Site Sections

A-1 Lower Level

A-2 Upper Level

A-3 Mezzanine

A-4 Mechanical Penthouse

 In December 2016 the County retained the services of Carter Gobel Associates LLC to conduct a Prison Needs Assessment which was completed May 2017