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State should consider dropping plan for tunnel, designers say

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Designers involved in the construction of a $22 million parking garage across from Legislative Hall have recommended the state cancel plans to build a private underground tunnel  connecting the structures. The tunnel originally was estimated to cost $2 million but will be closer to $3.7 million, partly because its base would lay only 6 feet above sea level in an …

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2022 Rewind: Legislative Hall expansion far from a done deal

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Government

This story was originally published in August 2022. A committee assembled to draft plans for a potential expansion of Delaware’s state capitol building spent much of its Thursday meeting reiterating the tentative nature of its work.  The committee was established after the General Assembly unanimously voted in 2021 to study and recommend a plan to address Legislative Hall’s technological, security …

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Legislative Hall expansion far from a done deal

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Government

A committee assembled to draft plans for a potential expansion of Delaware’s state capitol building spent much of its Thursday meeting reiterating the tentative nature of its work.  The committee was established after the General Assembly unanimously voted in 2021 to study and recommend a plan to address Legislative Hall’s technological, security and space needs. The group appears to have …

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Delaware lawmakers eye major state capitol expansion

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s state capitol building could be set for a major expansion. A bit of background: Between 1791 and 1933, Delaware’s General Assembly met in the Old State House, just down the road from the current capitol building, known as Legislative Hall.  After 224 years of continuous use, the Old State House became cramped and uncomfortable, unable to meet the needs …