Consultants recommend renovating Docking state building in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Consultants are recommending that the state spend more than $100million to renovate the Docking State Office Building in Topeka.

Former Gov. Sam Brownback's administration had recommended demolishing the building. But a report released Tuesday to a state Senate committee dismissed that idea. Instead, the report recommends either completely renovating the building or reducing the 12-story building to three floors and adding three floors of new construction.

DeAngela Burns-Wallace, secretary of the Kansas Department of Administration, says the report gives lawmakers a starting point for discussing how the building can best be used for Kansas residents.