The Baton Rouge Area Chamber has been issued a permit to remodel its downtown office building and expand it by nearly 2,000 square feet.

The city-parish issued the permit to BRAC Thursday. The permit is for nearly $2.2 million in renovations and expansion of its 10,044 square feet of offices at 564 Laurel St.

Officials declined to comment further about the permit and said an announcement about the project would be coming in the next two weeks.

In April 2016, BRAC put the property up for sale with an asking price of $1.25 million. At the time, Adam Knapp, president and CEO, said that was the first step in getting a new headquarters. The building is no longer listed as being for sale.

Getting a new office building has been a BRAC goal for years. The BRAC building was completed in 1955 and renovated in 1985.

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