BISMARCK – Multiple large private donations are expected to be announced this week for cost of constructing a new North Dakota governor’s residence.
Members of the public also will have their opportunity Tuesday to provide suggestions and ideas on how the home of the state’s top elected official should be built. A public input meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Room inside the Capitol.
John Boyle, director of North Dakota Facility Management, said representatives from Chris Hawley Architects of Fargo will be on hand to provide an overview of the project and show off preliminary designs.
“We’ll have a time for public input. The Capitol Grounds Planning Commission wants to hear from the public,” said Boyle, adding he hopes to see a full room.
Legislation passed this spring authorized $4 million from the state’s Capitol Building Fund and $1 million from private donations to construct the new residence during the 2015-2017 biennium. Construction won’t begin until at least $500,000 in private donations are pledged.
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