State Still Needs Temporary Offices During Capitol Renovation

By Associated Press – 19 Aug ’14

Managers in charge of renovating the Wyoming Capitol are reconsidering their plans to move some offices into the adjacent Herschler Building, saying construction work there could make it unsafe.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Tuesday one alternative is moving the governor, treasurer, auditor and secretary of state into the Jonah Financial Center about three miles east of the Capitol.

Still unresolved is where the Legislature will meet. Officials say a hotel and Laramie County Community College were considered but proved unfeasible.

The two-year, $259 million renovation project is scheduled to start next year. It includes upgrading heating, cooling and fire systems and making structural repairs on the 128-year-old building.

The Herschler Building project includes expanding the tunnel connecting it with the Capitol and erecting a four-story addition.