During the 2015 session, many portions of the Capitol will be under construction and closed to the public. This is an active construction site.
- the House and Senate chambers will be open;
- the hearing rooms 15, 107 and 112 will be open;
- Offices for the Democratic Senators and their staff will be open;
- the Rathskeller will be open with full food service; and
- a very limited number of restrooms will be open.
Entrance and Disability Parking
- Entrance – The single accessible exterior entrance into the Capitol is under the main south staircase. From the interior you can also access the Capitol through the tunnel from the State Office Building.
- Disability Parking – There are 9 disability parking spaces at the Capitol and they are located on Aurora Avenue right next to the main south staircase. The metro mobility drop-off is also located in this area.
- Restrooms – A very limited number of restrooms will be available during session. They are in fact few and far between in the Capitol. You will find
- Unisex accessible on 3rd floor – (under construction)
- Unisex accessible on 2nd floor
- An inaccessible Woman’s Restroom on 1st floor
- No public restrooms on ground floor
- Restrooms in the Rathskeller
There are multiple portable restrooms with heaters under the main south staircase. Two of the portable restrooms are designated wheelchair accessible. In addition, there are restrooms housed within heated trailers on the landing next to the staircase. The accessible trailer in this instance is more of an ambulatory accessible option and a wheelchair accessible trailer is being constructed.
Where Lot F was located there is now a multi-level parking ramp with public disability parking on the first level. There are 10 disability parking spaces with 8’ access aisles on this level and approximately 70 metered public spaces. The other levels are for contract parking. The new ramp F will also provide an enclosed tunnel to the Transportation Building.
New Legislative Office Building
The new legislative office building is currently under construction and will be open for the 2016 session. The new building will house several fully accessible hearing rooms and the offices for the senators and their staff. There will also be a parking on the lower levels on the new building and within that new space there will be 20 public disability parking spaces.
More information can be found on our dedicated Capitol Renovation webpage.