Guidelines For Capitol Restoration Approved

AP 9-2,2015

The date for start of construction on the planned restoration of the Wyoming Capitol continues to move back as a new project manager takes stock of the work ahead.

Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming legislative leaders met Tuesday in Cheyenne as the Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group. They approved a set of architectural guidelines that call for respecting the historic nature of the building.

The oversight group in July retained Salt Lake City architect David H. Hart and MOCA Systems, the firm where he works, to manage the project after concerns arose that the $300-million project was on track to change nature of the building too much.

Hart says he expects construction will start by next April at the latest. The state recently had expected work to start this fall.

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