Hoping for a Change

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The state Lottery Commission is renewing its push for a new building.

Lottery Director John Musgrave says the agency is seeking proposals from developers for either a new building, or therenovation of an existing structure.

Proposals, however, must meet specific needs. Because of a 2004 court ruling, the building must be located in Charleston, it must be on ten to 20 acres and provide parking for at least one-thousand vehicles The building also must be about 325-thousand square feet.

Musgrave says the lottery only needs a third of that space. The
rest would be used to temporarily house state agencies based at the
Capitol Complex.

Musgrave says a large building will enable the state to vacate
Capitol Complex buildings to make them easier to renovate.

Developers have until March 19th to submit proposals to the
state.

Musgrave says he'd like to have a new building within two years.


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