New state office building 6 months ahead of schedule; occupants set

The new state office building is still six months ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed by the summer. (Hannah Brown | State Journal)

The state office building under construction next to Capital Plaza Hotel is approximately six months ahead of schedule, officials say.

Pamela Trautner, Finance and Administration Cabinet public information officer, said cold weather delayed work on the parking garage, site concrete and underground utility work, but work on the building continued. The weather also caused minor delays on exterior work, such as glazing, but plastic was put over the windows, allowing interior work to continue, Trautner said.

“Construction is projected to be completed early summer 2019, which is significantly ahead of the original schedule,” she said.

The completion date is dependent on weather. Major weather events could delay the project.

The building will house 1,501 state workers from the cabinets of Public Protection; Labor; Education and Workplace Development; and Tourism, Arts and Heritage. The building, which replaces the demolished Capital Plaza Tower, also will house the Commonwealth Office of Technology, according to a letter to Gov. Matt Bevin from the Finance and Administration Cabinet.



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