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Parking overflow addressed

 Although parking overflow continues to be a problem on VSU campus, the administration has no definite plans to build new accommodations at this time, a VSU Parking Committee official said.
 However, there will most likely be new structures sometime in the future, Rob Kellner, supervisor of the committee said.
 “Obviously, there’s going to be a time in the future when we are going to need to do that, but when that will be is uncertain at this point,” Kellner said.
 He said that a new parking deck would result in a mandatory fee for all students that could range to $100 or more.
 The construction of the Oak Street Deck in 2007 generated great controversy, culminating in the expulsion of a student.
 The lack of parking spaces is a worrisome subject among students, faculty and administrators alike. As the number of school attendees continues to grow as it has been in the past few years, the difficulty to accommodate the increase of vehicles continues to be a concern.
 In a recent study, it was found that during the busiest part of the day at VSU, which was estimated to be around 11:30 a.m., only 398 of the deck parking spaces were available: roughly only 19 percent.
 A new parking deck isn’t the only course of action the committee has considered.
  Kellner said that the committee has talked of adapting the provisions already available to accommodate the increasing number of students.
“We could choose to restripe a lot, narrow down the parking spots a bit to allow room for more spots,” he said, “The drawback to that is that with the number of wider vehicles, it would make it tough to narrow it too much, if at all.”

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