Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday that he plans to reactivate a committee that hasn’t met in years to work on a proposed overhaul of state government buildings.
McCrory told a Council of State meeting that he’s bringing back the Capital Advisory Committee, which he chairs. He said the committee is a good fit to help with a revitalization of the government complex in Raleigh and elsewhere – an effort he’s dubbed Project Phoenix.
“We think Project Phoenix is a great way to get this committee going again,” he said. “I don’t think they’ve met in a decade.”
McCrory’s administration is evaluating state-owned buildings throughout North Carolina, making plans to renovate and even demolish some of the structures in the worst condition. He’s voiced hopes that a mixed-use approach at the state government campus in Raleigh can help revitalize the area with ground-floor retail and apartments.
“Pouring money after bad money is not working,” McCrory said Tuesday. “We think it’s a great opportunity from a cost savings standpoint, from a productivity standpoint and from a design standpoint.”
The governor said he’ll discuss the plans further when the Council of State meets again in November.