For students at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, parking is headache. "Parking is so chaotic out here now. You can't even find a parking space within a couple blocks,” said David Gardner, a CFCC student. Brian Kirkman is in agreement. "There is just not enough parking for everybody." School officials say limited parking downtown has always been an issue for students, especially since there's about a thousand more students enrolled now as opposed to this time last year. Some students say they've had to 'pay' just to get to class on time. "I’ve had to park on the grass, I’ve had to park in teachers spots and get tickets and they have already started enforcing the parking rules so people are already starting to get booted so it's not fun,” said Chris Tschwind. Construction on a new 450 space parking deck will be a welcomed change to student. It's scheduled to be complete early next year. A larger parking deck with 12-hundred spaces is expected to be ready by 2011. "People are just having to work a little harder to find a parking spot this year. It's inconvenient but the situation will be getting better as soon as we get these new decks up and operational,” said CFCC spokesman David Hardin. For CFCC students, the day the deck opens can't come soon enough. CFCC officials want to remind students they can park in the parking garage next to the library free of charge until the parking decks are complete.
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