Front Royal Councilman Wants Carter Street Vacated
Councilman Chris Holloway‘s request for Carter st. to be vacated moved forward during the Front Royal Town Council’s meeting on August 26, 2019. Holloway wants the street vacated so he can begin building townhouses on the 5,442 square foot plot of land.
The first reading was approved unanimously, with Holloway abstaining. The matter must pass through a second and final reading before it is approved.
Councilman Eugene Tewalt said that the stretch of land “has no value to the town” and that turnarounds on Carter would have to be “minimized” by zoning restrictions. Local residents had the chance to speak on the subject, and one negative complaint was lodged.
“We have so much traffic now,” Steele avenue resident Cherry Nickens said. “If we don’t have that place for cars to turn around, they have turned around in my front yard. So I think it’s not a good idea.”
According to Planning Department documents, the area of Carter Street on which the townhouses will be constructed does not have any access. Holloway would be required to “extend a public street to front each lot if they are developed.”
Planning staff also recommended that Steele Avenue, which the street the houses would front, be extended to Action Street.
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