State Capitol renovations will be discussed at Cheyenne Chamber lunch

By: KGWN
By: KGWN

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - From the Cheyenne Camber of Commerce:

Join the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce for the April Luncheon with featured speaker discussing the renovations of our Wyoming State Capitol. This project was approved during this year's legislative budget session and the steps to preserve and update the State Capitol is moving forward.

Our state is investing in our Capitol Square to increase the function of existing buildings, bring the State Capitol up to safety and security standards, and preserve a National Historic Landmark. The Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation on the proposed plan for the Wyoming State Capitol and Herschler Building expansion and improvements during it’s meeting on Friday, April 4, 2014.

The presentation will focus on the infrastructure improvements to the State Capitol that will bring this national historic landmark up to current safety and security standards. The Capitol is a 126 year-old building that houses state government proceedings and its employees and receives more than 25,000 visitors each year; however, the building lacks basic infrastructure amenities.

Senator Tony Ross, Senate District 04, President of the Wyoming Senate and Co-chair of the Advisory Task Force on Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration, Dean Fausset, Director of the Department of Administration & Information (A&I) and Mel Muldrow, A&I Construction Management Division Administrator will speak on the compelling need as to why the project is necessary, the significant planning and data collection that has already transpired, and some of the final steps happening in preparation for for Capitol renovations to begin in the Spring of 2015. They will also talk briefly about how the project may impact residents and business in Cheyenne.

“The planned restoration will modernize our State Capitol as well as improve workplace health and safety standards. These necessary improvements will preserve original materials and historical elements, ultimately extending the life and legacy of the Capitol,” said Tony Ross, President of the Wyoming State Senate.

State government has been planning for these upgrades for several years and has put aside more than $100 million to fund the improvements. Wyoming’s anticipated costs are among the lowest in the country compared to other states’ costs for Capitol improvements.

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Website: www.cheyennechamber.org
Location:
Holiday Inn
204 W. Fox Farm Rd
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Contact: Tristan Johnson 638-3388
Email: tristanj@cheyennechamber.org
Date/Time Details:
Friday, April 4th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fees/Admission:
$23 for members.

$30 for nonmembers.


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