CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The multi-million dollar home of the West Virginia Lottery will be at full capacity after it gains another high-profile tenant later this summer.
Sen. Joe Manchin will move his Charleston office to City Center West, along Pennsylvania Avenue, in August.
"It's a better space, it's a bigger space, it's more accessible for the constituents," said Jon Kott, Manchin's communications director.
Kott said Manchin's current Charleston office, located in the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse on Virginia Street, is inconvenient for constituents.
"You have to go through security, you have to go to the second floor and sort of walk around the floor to get to our office," he said.
Parking options also are limited at the federal courthouse.
"Sen. Manchin has always believed that constituent services should be the top priority of any public official, and this move allows him to continue that tradition," said Hayden Rogers, Manchin's chief of staff.
Manchin's new office in the Lottery building, meanwhile, will feature free parking, more meeting spaces and on-site food options.
West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside said Manchin's lease would be for 66 months, until the end of his term in 2018. He will pay $61,080 per year for the space, plus any additional construction costs incurred while moving into the office. Burnside said the rent covers cleaning, maintenance and utilities.