A State Capitol Complex renovation project years in the making

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The goal is to reopen Building 3 at the State Capitol Complex, known by many West Virginians as the Division of Motor Vehicles building, for the first time in six years before Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin leaves office at the close of 2016.

After years of delays, Jason Pizatella, acting secretary for the state Department of Administration, said the $34 million renovation project for the building that was first built in 1951 is scheduled for a fall completion date.

The bulk of the construction work should be completed by late October. The new tenants of the building that’s stood empty since 2010 could be moving in by November.