Amber Conger, Communications Director, Department of Administration - 406-444-5764
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Montana Heritage Center committees to hold third meeting
Committee members will meet for a third time to discuss the new Montana Heritage Center project
MONTANA – The Montana Heritage Center Building Committee will hold a third meeting to discuss possible locations for the new Heritage Center on Wednesday, November 20. This will be the last meeting of the Building Committee before they submit their report to DOA Director John Lewis.
The Department of Administration was directed by the 66th Legislature to select a location for the new Heritage Center.
CTA Architects (CTA), as the previously designated project consultants, completed the required data collection and analyzed potential locations for the new Heritage Center. During the prior meetings, CTA architects and engineers presented committee members with the criteria they used to evaluate five potential sites.
Committee members were presented with detailed analysis of each of these sites and during the committee’s second meeting, they further refined the evaluation criteria and gave direction to finalize the report. The committee’s previous discussions have centered around the need to include security considerations and cost escalations in the analysis, as well as how to properly represent the Montana Historical Society’s mission.
The Building Committee will meet once more to review CTA’s final site evaluation report and approve it for submission to Director Lewis. Director Lewis has the responsibility of choosing the final location of the new Heritage Center.
The November 20 meeting will begin at 2:00 pm in Room 111 of the Metcalf Building (1520 East 6th Avenue). There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
For more information on the project, including analysis of possible site locations and an opportunity to submit public comment, visit heritagecenter.mt.gov