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Heritage Hall on pace for July soft opening

Michigan State Capitol Commission

After a couple years of construction, the latest addition to the Michigan state Capitol is almost finished. Colin Jackson has more.

When it opens next month, Heritage Hall will become the latest major project to be completed in a years-long series of infrastructure upgrades to the capitol building.

During a tour, Capitol Commission Executive Director Rob Blackshaw pointed out the size of the new add-on.

“It’s hard to really explain how big 40,000 square feet is until you get in here. Because, as you get in here, you start feeling the volume of the space. So, the one thing good about it too, we are 10-feet below ground right now. But if you look at these skylights and all the natural lighting that we brought in, it doesn’t feel like a subterranean facility.”

Heritage Hall will serve as a starting point for tours and an event space.