Discussion on Fayetteville High School parking gets heated

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A Fayetteville property owner was escorted from a Fayetteville Planning Commission meeting Monday night.

The topic in question was offsite parking on private property for Fayetteville High School students.

For two hours, the officials listened to several  homeowners  who currently have conditional use permits to allow student parking on their land, but are set to expire.

After a long discussion, commission members voted to extend the use permits for three years on the condition that the property owners revamp infrastructure in particular in a way to help control water run off.

Some Fayetteville High School parents in favor of offsite parking think those expectations are too much.

“The requirements that the city will be asking are a lot financially and from a construction standpoint, and there are some of it that just can’t be handled by one property owner,” said Lisa Johnson, parent.

The Fayetteville School Board is adding 200 new parking spots on campus to help deal with the lack of space for drivers.

Last week, they also proposed students purchase a permit to park at the University of Arkansas or use the U of A’s bike share program. 

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