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W.Va. Officials Trying to Address Parking at Capitol Complex

West Virginia officials are working to address a lack of public parking spaces at the Capitol Complex.

The Charleston Gazette reports there are plans to convert two parking lots north of the state Culture Center into a bus turnaround, which will make finding a parking spot more difficult.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown says the department is working to make sure there is ultimately a net loss of zero spaces following the conversion.

The main Culture Center lot contains 54 spaces, which will be reduced to 12 handicapped parking spaces with construction of the turnaround.

Holley-Brown says 49 metered spaces remain on California Avenue, next to the East Wing of the Capitol.