Mullens said he and city council members have looked at several pieces of property that are for sale and have talked about developing some of that land for parking.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, Mullens told members that the Clearon Corp's South Charleston bleach plant returned to full production in January.
In August, plant leaders announced a temporary production shutdown and layoff of 50 workers due to high inventories and poor market conditions.
Officials at the time said they planned to bring the plant back up to production in January, though with less permanent workers. They planned to reduce the 145-employee workforce to 120 employees once production resumed.
Mullens said the plant had followed through with those plans.
"They are back up and manufacturing, and headed back in the right direction," he said.
He noted, though, that officials are continuing to watch market conditions in the coming year.
"I think we still have concern to get through with this next summer season coming up with their chlorine sales," he said. "We'll have to see where that all plays out."
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