One of the buildings that make up the current legislative complex.
One of the buildings that make up the current legislative complex.

Costa Rica’s legislators will be getting a new home soon, with the approval of plans for a Legislative Assembly building by the Legislature president, Luis Fernando Mendosa.

The design for the new legislative building was submitted on Tuesda by the Salinas, Ventura, Nagel y Araya consortium.

Mendoza explained that he approved the plans based on the recommendations of engineers and architects of the legislature, and the process now follows obtaining the building permits and choosing a construction company.

The new building will cost the First Branch of the Republic US$77 million dollars, which will be financed by the state bank, Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) and the Legislature.

The new building would need to resolve the legislative infrastructure, given that buildings that are used today and have pending eviction order by the Ministry of Health due its poor state of repair.