The North Carolina Department of Transportation has approved the town’s revised plan to add planters with trees at a few locations along Main Street. The town sent the DOT the new plans after the Nov. 26 Land Use Committee meeting where the Community Building was filled with business owners and concerned citizens voicing their firm objections to adding parallel parking on Main Street. The original story was posted on Plateau Daily News HERE.
The revised plan calls for a limited amount of trees in the center spaces on Main Street with no loss of parking, no parallel parking, and no curbing, said Town of Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor. The new plan will be discussed at the next Highlands Board of Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Community Building.
Pictured below are some examples of when traffic and parking can get tricky along Main Street. These photos were taken on Black Friday after Thanksgiving of this year. There were several public comments made at the last Land Use Committee meeting that predicted parallel parking on Main Street would be a disaster.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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