Construction of federal office complex could begin this summer

Saturday, February 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Washington-AP) -- Construction of the federal office complex in downtown Oklahoma City could begin this summer.

U-S Representative Ernest Istook says the agency in charge of designing the offices might present its final design late next month.

Istook is chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the General Services Administration. He says the full design of the new buildings should be completed by the end of March.

The offices could be ready to open in summer 2002.

The complex is planned for a two-block site near the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center.

Congress appropriated about $40 million for the project in 1995.