WaterStep – formely EDGE Outreach – rehabbing Old Louisville property for new headquarters
WaterStep just purchased a 38,000-square-foot building on the west edge of Old Louisville at 625 Myrtle Street.
Plans are for the non-profit, faith-based group to move to the building at 625 Myrtle St. by this fall from 10,000 square feet at 1500 Arlington Ave. in Phoenix Hill neighborhood, according to a news release.
The asking price of the Myrtle Street property was $329,000, according to the Louisville Property Locator website.
No purchase price was released.
As with most worthy non-profits, it sounds like WaterStep can use some help: ”WaterStep is currently seeking donations and funding to support the capital improvements needed for the new facility.”
While the building’s structure is secure, the property has been neglected, according to the release.
From the release:
The building has been vacant for more than six years and needs cosmetic and capital improvements, including a new roof and the build-out of office, warehouse, and manufacturing space to meet WaterStep’s needs. The organization plans to complete the renovations and begin operating in the new facility in early fall, just in time for the 2012 St. James Court Art Show, which draws thousands of people to the neighborhood each year.
WaterStep has outgrown their current 10,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 1500 Arlington Avenue, and the additional space in the new building will allow the organization to increase their training programs and manufacturing of their water tools. Since its founding in 2001, then known as EDGE Outreach, WaterStep has provided safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in developing communities and disaster areas in more than 23 countries including Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, India, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
For more information, call 502-568-6342, or see the website here.
About WaterStep: WaterStep is a Louisville-based 501(c)(3) organization that provides solutions to the root causes of waterborne illness through an approach that combines unparalleled training and readily-available technology to empower self-sufficiency for people in crisis around the world. WaterStep is currently working to establish training centers in India, Costa Rica, and Haiti.