BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The buzz lingers about Intuit Inc. coming to Bluefield, setting up a prosperity hub that could create between 200-500 jobs in the downtown area.
With hundreds of jobs comes a great need for parking downtown in facilities or lots that don’t currently exist.
“It’s not going to be one large parking lot downtown,” said Jim Spencer, Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Bluefield. “We’re looking at multiple lots that can support the employees, shoppers and restaurants.”
One option for a potential parking lot is the City Dog Park, which could be relocated.
“Having a parking problem in the downtown area is a good problem,” said Spencer. “It means you have people coming in and that’s a sign of growth.”
Years back, the city had two parking garages downtown.
“They had to be taken down,” said Spencer. “But there has not been the demand for the type of parking we are now seeing for this area.”
The city has not confirmed an official location or timeline for the Prosperity Hub.