2-17-107. State consideration for use of heritage properties. (1) (a) Prior to the purchase, lease, or rent of space for state agency purposes, the director of the department involved may request the state historic preservation officer to identify existing properties within the geographical area where the space is needed that:
(i) are heritage properties as defined in 22-3-421 which are listed or eligible to be listed in the register of historic places; and
(ii) may be suitable, either in their existing condition or through repair or alteration, for such purposes.
(b) The state historic preservation officer shall provide the requested information within 30 days.
(2) The director may review and give consideration to the properties identified by the state historic preservation officer unless use of the space would not be feasible and prudent compared with available alternatives.