Documents: Executive Mansion repair project totaling more than $4.5M

Scaffolding at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh is shown in this photo taken on Aug. 16, 2023. North State Journal

RALEIGH — Documentation reviewed by North State Journal for “Project Funding and Costs” involved in the repair of the governor’s Executive Mansion shows $4.502 million in total project funding. 

Last month, North State Journal reported the cost of repairs to the governor’s mansion had soared to $4.1 million under Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper following the announcement by the Department of Administration of a contract for another $1.6 million in new repairs. 

The documentation reviewed confirms a total of $1,645,464 in the new round of repairs as part of the contract awarded earlier this year to CT Wilson Construction Company. 

The Project Funding and Costs document reveals the money coming from two North Carolina taxpayer-funded sources: $1.239 million from the Renovations and Repairs (R&R) General Fund and $3.326 million from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (SCIF). 

Legislative budget information released in February estimated $6.831 million for the SCIF. 

An April 2022 memo issued by the Office of State Budget and Management listed repairs of $3.263 million labeled as “Executive Residence Foundation, Envelope, and System Renovation.” The governor’s retreat and residence in the western part of the state also was cited in the memo as needing site structure renovations costing $512,000. 

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