The commissioner shall discuss various architectural and cost standards with experts from the public and private sector and recommend the use of appropriate design and cost standards for all capital budget requests.
The commissioner shall review agency requests for state buildings and help agencies prepare adequate plans for use in presenting their capital budget requests to the commissioner of management and budget, the governor, and the legislature. The commissioner shall provide information on how a building project is consistent with the department's long-range strategic plan for locating state agencies in the commissioner's recommendations on a request.
State agencies and other public bodies considering capitol area projects shall consult with the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board before developing plans for capital improvements or capital budget proposals for submission to the legislature and governor. The board shall provide to the governor and legislature a statement as to the request's impact upon the capitol area and its compatibility with the comprehensive plan for the capitol area.