Vacant Building Demolition Plan
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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07:36 AM -- Vacant Building Demolition Plan
The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Mr. Matt Becker, Legislative Council Staff, briefed the committee on a potential plan to demolish a number of vacant buildings in the state real estate inventory. Committee members received a memorandum outlining a number of options for executing this plan, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Mr. Becker responded to questions regarding ongoing maintenance costs for some of the vacant buildings profiled in Attachment A. Discussion ensued regarding buildings slated for demolition at Wheat Ridge Regional Center, and the reasons why demolition of various state buildings is being considered for future capital construction prioritization.
Discussion ensued regarding alternatives for repurposing state vacant buildings or the land upon which they are sited, or reducing the cost for demolishing these buildings. Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, and Mr. Larry Friedberg, State Architect, provided input on this discussion. Mr. Friedberg explained how the new capital planning function in his office impacts management of vacant state buildings. Discussion followed regarding the committee’s course of action on the issue.