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Connecticut Laws | Title 4b State Real Property
CHAPTER 60 CONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS OF STATE BUILDINGS
Sec. 4b-66. (Formerly Sec. 4-24c). Connecticut Capitol Center. Master plan for development. Exceptions. Review of plan by Connecticut Capitol Center Commission. Reports.

(b) The master plan shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: Land use, property acquisition, business and residential relocation, street system alignments and dimensions, internal circulation systems, parking facilities, utilities and services systems, landscaping, lighting and amenities, and building space use priorities, including programming, controls and restrictions, provided such master plan shall not provide for the acquisition of the property known as the Horace Bushnell Memorial without prior certification by the board of trustees of the Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corporation that the acquisition by the state of said property is in conformance with the plans of the corporation. As an integral part of the master plan, there shall be a capital improvements program, both short range and long range, indicating recommended scheduling of the various phases of construction and estimated costs therefor in order that the development of the Connecticut Capitol Center may be undertaken in an orderly and logical way and so that the needs of the central offices of state government can be met in a timely manner. (299)

(c) Not later than January 1, 2003, and every five years thereafter, the Connecticut Capitol Center Commission established pursuant to section 4b-66a shall (1) review the master plan, and (2) submit a report on its findings and proposed changes to the master plan to the Governor and to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations, government administration and finance, revenue and bonding. (300)

Sec. 4b-66a. Connecticut Capitol Center Commission. Duties. (301)(Text)

(a) There is established a Connecticut Capitol Center Commission. The commission shall consist of (1) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (2) the Commissioner of Public Works, or the commissioner's designee; (3) the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee; (4) the executive director of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, or the executive director's designee; (5) one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (6) one member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (7) one member appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (8) one member appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (9) one member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (10) one member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (11) the chairperson of the Hartford Commission on the City Plan; (12) one member appointed by the mayor of the city of Hartford; and (13) one member from the South Downtown Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. (302)

(b) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, shall serve as chairperson of the commission. The chairperson shall schedule the first meeting of the commission which shall be held no later than sixty days after October 1, 2001. (303)

(c) The commission shall review the master plan for the development of the Connecticut Capitol Center in Hartford and make recommendations in accordance with section 4b-66. (304)

Sec. 4b-67. (Formerly Sec. 4-24d). Consultation with the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and other state agencies. (305)(Text)

In undertaking its duties under section 4b-69, the Department of Public Works shall consult with the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and with the several state agencies and coordinate its work with the planning activities of state, city and federal agencies and private and semipublic organizations involved in or affected by the development of the district. The department shall provide coordinating services to assist other state, city and federal agencies in coordinating the implementation of the master plan. (306)

Sec. 4b-68. (Formerly Sec. 4-24e). Amendment of master plan. (307)(Text)

The master plan shall serve as the guiding document in the development of the Capitol Center District and may be amended by the Commissioner of Public Works. (308)

Sec. 4b-69. (Formerly Sec. 4-24f). Development of Connecticut Capitol Center except Legislative Office Building: Approval of preliminary plans. (309)(Text)

In accordance with section 4b-1, the Department of Public Works shall have the responsibility of developing the Connecticut Capitol Center; provided, notwithstanding any other provisions of the general statutes, before detailed planning for any of the site development or structures within such Capitol Center District, except the planning of the Legislative Office Building and related facilities by the Joint Committee on Legislative Management, is commenced, preliminary plans for such construction shall have been approved by the State Properties Review Board. (310)

Sec. 4b-70. (Formerly Sec. 4-24g). Commissioner of Public Works to review construction. (311)(Text)

The Commissioner of Public Works may, from time to time, review detailed plans, drawings and specifications for the construction of the Capitol Center and may transmit comments thereon to the Governor. (312)

Sec. 4b-71. (Formerly Sec. 4-24h). Approvals prerequisite to acquisition or development of property within Capitol Center District. (313)(Text)

No state agency shall acquire any property or develop any property acquired within the Capitol Center District without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Public Works and the State Properties Review Board. (314)

Sec. 4b-72. (Formerly Sec. 4-24i). Acquisition of property within district by Commissioner of Public Works. (315)(Text)

Subject to the provisions of section 4b-23, the Commissioner of Public Works may acquire by purchase, lease or gift, or by eminent domain in the manner provided by part I of chapter 835, such land, easements or rights-of-way as shall be required for the development of the Connecticut Capitol Center in Hartford within the area described in subsection (a) of section 4b-66. (316)

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