The State Building Commission approved $300,000 for a Level  1 and Level 2 study of how to design the Capitol complex space most efficiently. Senate President Tony Ross (R-CHY), co-chair of the Task Force on Capitol Resoration and Renovation, says the proposal is to look at the connector between the Herschler Building and the Capitol Building and see what renovations can be made to the Herschler Building.

Ross says it is apparent to the task force that when the Capitol Building is restored there is going to be lost space. Ross says currrently the Capitol Building has about 60,000 square feet of usable space, but about 90,000 square feet of need. He says the restoration will mean losing about 10,000 square feet of usable space. Ross says the issue is to figure out what is the most cost effective way to use the assets that the state has.