Written by James Jestes
Friday, 01 June 2007 04:15
Possible street closures to make way for construction of a new Watauga High
School met opposition from neighborhood residents at last night’s meeting in
the current Watauga High School’s auditorium.
Proposals were presented to close
portions of Daniel Boone Drive Extension and Hilltop Drive.
Boone Town Council and planning and inspection board members opened the
floor to the general public's opposition and support of the street closings.
Residents affected by the proposed closings voiced concern about the limited
access to the Greenway Park, a vital factor in some residents’ decision to live
in the area.
A conditional-use zoning request, which concerns lighting of sports
facilities and parking for the high school project, was also heard.
County Commission Chair Jim Deal stressed how important the new recreation
center and Greenway Park access is, not only for the school, but for the
community as well.
hearings will be held before the Council votes on the proposals.