More interagency partnerships are taking shape as Fort Vancouver National Historic Site continues to refurbish former U.S. Army structures it acquired in 2012.
Projects over the next three years include rehabilitating a building in the east portion of Vancouver Barracks for another federal agency.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has two field offices in the area that need more space, said Ray Cozby, project manager at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Another rehab project, Building 410, dates to 1935, when it was a Civilian Conservation Corps auto repair shop.
A more ambitious South Barracks project could serve other regional partners. Fort Vancouver hopes to convert Building 405 into a museum facility. Initial plans for remodeling the brick structure show exhibit space, an archaeology lab, a classroom, a curatorial facility and a lot of storage.
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