The State of Wyoming’s Capitol has been going through a restoration for the last few years.
A $299 million project will be completed this year, in 2019. It spans far beyond the original building which was built 130 years ago. In fact, it is a whole complex restoration effort, encompassing 3 total buildings and the connectors between them all. Addressed in the overall restoration has also been the improvement of space. Meeting rooms were made larger, overall establishment was made ADA compliant and restrooms were added to every floor. These are great extensions to the overall building and necessary ones.
What will happen once the Capitol Square is completed?
We can tell you that the State has been occupying many commercial spaces through leases. The U.S. Bank Building, the Jonah Bank Building and many others. This means there will be a significant amount of vacant spaces in Cheyenne and in downtown in particular. Prior to this, it is our hope to see other existing vacant buildings brought back to life and as new vacancies arise when the State moves everyone back to the Capitol additional new companies will come to our community. We visit with businesses on what their options are in downtown and discuss all of the various possibilities with this on the horizon. We are ready for the restoration to be completed and are eager to see the opportunities that will come to our City’s center through bringing everyone back downtown and not throughout the community.
Thanks to John Facemire, RE/MAX Capitol Properties REALTOR, for taking time to show us how the Capitol is coming along!
He said, he is, looking forward to seeing the final product! It is a treat to witness all of the activity happening in our community!