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Wed August 6, 2014
Local and State News

State Building Plan Could Topple Historic Casitas

(Information in the following story is from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state proposal to construction a new multimillion-dollar office complex near the state Capitol could come at the expense of some historic Santa Fe buildings.

The New Mexican reports that officials presented the state Capitol Buildings Planning Commission with a proposal Monday for the $25 million government office building.

City officials, however, say the plan calls for the demolition of four 80-year-old "casitas."

The small houses, located across the street from the Roundhouse, are owned by the state and are considered significant to the neighborhood's architecture.

Commission chairman Ed Burckle says the panel will meet with city officials to discuss the impact of the $25 million project.