The later phases are more ambitious, and involve several construction projects to alleviate overcrowding in Capitol offices and parking areas.
The current complex has 2,800 parking spaces spread across ten parking lots, however, this is still 1,300 spaces short of current needs.
The plan proposes replacing most of these existing surface lots with several above and below ground parking garages.
A six-story, 1,745-space would be constructed along Piedmont Road next to Laidley Field. A three-story, 1,990-space garage would also be built along Washington Street East between Carolina Avenue and Greenbrier Street.
This block currently contains some parking, along with a 7-Eleven and McDonald's. In addition to providing more parking, the new building would also include retail space, Capitol police headquarters, employee credit union and, possibly, a gym and bicycle storage room for statehouse employees.
A third, seven-story, 1,605-space garage would be built toward the east on the block between Piedmont Road, Washington Street East and Michigan and Veazey avenues. That building would also feature ground and maintenance storage, as well as over offices.
Combined with other parking areas, including bus parking for the Culture Center, the new plan would offer more than 6,000 spaces for employee and public parking.
In addition to expanding parking, calls for 667,000 square feet of additional office space spread across six new five-story office buildings.
Three of the buildings would be built in the area of the existing parking garage and lots off of Greenbrier Street. The other three would be built along Washington Street East on the blocks east of the Capitol.
All would feature below-ground parking employees working in those buildings.
The plan proposes moving House of Delegates offices to one of those buildings, in order to allow delegates and legislative staff to have their own offices. Most delegates, excluding those that chair committees, currently share office space with at least one other delegate in rooms in the Capitol's East Wing or ground floor.
The plan also says one of the new office buildings could be used to accommodate a potential new Intermediate Appellate Court system -- a topic of high debate in recent years.
The new judicial building should be constructed to include various courtrooms, judge's chambers, research libraries and conference rooms that could be used by the court system, according to the plan.
A seventh two-story, 62,500-square foot building, located along Michigan Avenue, could also be built to house a daycare. It would be large enough to serve 265 children, with more than 20,000 of outdoor greenspace that could be used for a playground.
A handful of smaller buildings and security posts would be built under the plan. That includes a 4,000-square foot visitor center located near the current Greenbrier Street entrance next to the Culture Center.
The plan would also help future governors avoid criticisms among Charleston's chattering class with the construction of a permanent, 4,500-square foot event center attached to the Governor's Mansion.
The permanent facility would, in theory, eliminate the need for erecting any more temporary plastic party tents for executive entertaining.
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