NC $28 billion budget includes $250 million for government buildings

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The $27.9 billion budget approved by the North Carolina General Assembly recently includes more than $250 million for construction projects on government buildings in downtown Raleigh.

That plan includes a new State Government Executive Headquarters for the governor’s staff and Council of State meetings and an education complex with offices for the UNC and community college systems, public infrastructure and commerce departments.

The budget requires construction to begin by July 1, 2023.

Also, the Department of Administration will be demolished and replaced by a new Education Campus with offices for the UNC System and Community Colleges System, the departments of Public Instruction and Commerce. The proposal requires all employees to be relocated by July 1, 2023 and the building to be demolished by Oct. 31, 2023.

Also, $15 million was approved to keep the Atlantic Coast Conference headquarters in North Carolina for at least 15 years and $611 million was allocated for 90 water and wastewater infrastructure including:

  • $10 million for a wastewater treatment plant in Onslow County
  • $25 million for a water reclamation facility in Clayton
  • $1 million for a pump station in Elizabeth City

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