CHEYENNE, WYO – Learn more about the construction and design plans for the Wyoming Capitol Square Project during a community open house, being held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 in Cheyenne. The open house will be held in room B63 in the Herschler Building, located at 122 W 25th Street in Cheyenne.
The Capitol Square Project centers on the restoration of the Wyoming State Capitol, which is a National Historic Landmark, and includes the rehabilitation of the adjacent Herschler Building, as well as a four-story office addition to the Herschler. This complex multi-year project will repair the buildings while making much needed health, safety, security and electrical upgrades.
Construction on the project begins in August. Additionally, the Capitol will close in August and not reopen until completion in 2018.
About the Wyoming Capitol Square Project
The Wyoming Capitol Square Project centers on the restoration of the Wyoming State Capitol, which is a National Historic Landmark. The Wyoming Legislature has been planning and saving funds for this project for 15 years. The project includes: the rehabilitation and restoration of the Capitol to address life-safety and security issues while restoring the building to its original grandeur; rehabilitation of the Herschler Building to address maintenance issues and build a four-story office addition; renovation of the below-grade gallery that connects the Capitol and the Herschler Building to include a learning center for educational tours, offices and public meeting spaces; improvements to the Capitol Complex parking and site amenities; and creation of larger public meeting spaces to provide the opportunity for the public’s direct and meaningful participation in government. The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information Construction Management Division serves as the primary fiscal and contracting agent and eight legislators and the Governor serve as members of the Oversight Group on Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration for the project. For more information, visit www.wyomingcapitolsquare.com.