You are here

Home » Other News

Other News

-

Level P-1 of the NRB Garage will close over the weekend of May 4-7

 

The level P-1 of the Natural Resources Building Parking Garage will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, for weekend painting and will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday, May 7. During the winter months, a waterproof parking lot surface was replaced. When the parking stalls were restriped, weather conditions caused the paint to peel. The weekend work will restripe the stalls on level P-1. 

New sculpture coming to Capitol Campus

A new sculpture that becomes part of the state’s public art collection will be installed April 28-May 2 in the Helen Sommers Building on the  Capitol Campus in Olympia. 

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus April 24-26

Tree pruning and spraying will be done at various Capitol Campus locations from Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26.

April 21 rally to bring estimated 2,000 to Capitol Campus

Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a rally this weekend that organizers say could bring up to 2,000 people to the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. The event is expected to affect traffic and parking on the campus. 

Many rally participants are expected to openly carry firearms, as allowed under state law. There is no prohibition against openly carrying guns on the grounds of the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. 

Work to prepare Capitol Campus mural for relocation begins

Enterprise Services is developing plans and strategy for relocating the mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed General Administration Building to the new Helen E. Sommers Building. The agency received funding in the 2018 capital budget for the project.

To minimize damage to the mural, it must be moved in one piece along with its wall. The mural and wall weigh an estimated 28,000 pounds.

Two separate events set for Saturday at Capitol expected to draw crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for two separate events on Washington State’s Capitol Campus on Saturday. Both events are expected to be highly visible, draw large crowds, and affect traffic and parking on the campus. 

SE sliding door in Legislative Building closed April 17


On Tuesday, April 17, the automatic sliding door on the southeast side of the Legislative Building will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cleaning and marble repair. The door was recently replaced because it was malfunctioning due to age and wear. 

The sliding door serves as the main Americans with Disabilities (ADA) entrance to the building. The south portico doors will be unlocked during business hours to allow for ADA access.

Arbor Day celebration set for April 11

Flowering Dogwood

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services will host its annual Arbor Day celebration from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11. 

The event, which is open to the public, will include a ceremonial planting of a Cloud 9 Dogwood on the east side of the John A. Cherberg Building, and a presentation by students from the Capitol Campus Childcare Center. 

Phase 2 of long-term planning process for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed begins soon

Phase 2 of the long-term planning process for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed will begin soon.

Enterprise Services received an appropriation of $4 million in the 2018 supplemental capital budget to begin an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A project-specific EIS is needed before short-term actions like dredging can occur or before a long-term management plan can be selected for implementation.

Sliding door on Legislative Building to be replaced

On March 31, the automatic sliding door on the southeast side of the Legislative Building will be replaced. It has exceeded its life expectancy of more than 15 years and needs to be replaced before total failure occurs. 

The sliding door serves as the main Americans with Disabilities (ADA) entrance to the building. The south portico doors will be unlocked during business hours March 31-April 3 to allow for ADA access.

Pages