Supply chain issues delay Michigan statehouse welcome center

LANSING, Mich. – Supply chain issues have delayed the opening of the Michigan statehouse’s $40 million welcome center.

Heritage Hall, the State Capitol’s underground visitor center, had been set to open in May. But the Lansing State Journal reports that Capitol Commission Executive Director Rob Blackshaw says the commission now anticipates it won’t open until late June.

The delay is due to sourcing aluminum for the frames of glass panels on a curtain wall that’s part of the project.

The 40,000-square-foot basement facility will offer a space for legislative events, private gatherings, student groups and tours by supplementing the Michigan State Capitol grounds.