From the people

"Our beautiful entryway into Flat Rock is going to be ruined by this plan. I have spoken to NO ONE who is in favor of it. It just seems to be a 'foot in the door' for future unwanted, unnecessary road construction in our area." - comment from our online petition

Ch-ch-changes (part 8 of 9)

The N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT U-5887) was not initiated by NCDOT and the Flat Rock village council has the power to stop it. Part 8 looks at the impact of this project on Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, ARP. Pinecrest Presbyterian Church: Built around 1978, the church is in an area of the Village that was annexed at... Continue Reading →

But what about. . .

. . . the new plans NCDOT is coming up with? Because of the deep concern expressed by Flat Rock residents about the NCDOT plans for the N. Highland Lake Road project (STIP project no. U-5887) as presented at the Oct 17, 2017, public input session, NCDOT decided to develop new plans for the project. Those... Continue Reading →

From the people

"This road expansion is a waste of our taxpayer money, destruction of a attractive, fully functional road and a government taking of private and legally protected historic property. Do not let this happen!!!" - comment from our online petition

Ch-ch-changes (part 7 of 9)

The N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT U-5887) was not initiated by NCDOT and the Flat Rock village council has the power to stop it. Part 7 looks at the impact of this project on The Park at Flat Rock. The Park at Flat Rock: Purchased in 2013 by the Village of Flat Rock, The Park at... Continue Reading →

But what about. . .

. . . the village can’t say no to NCDOT? The village council can just say no to the N. Highland Lake Road project. Because this project was not initiated by NCDOT but came to them through the Flat Rock village council, the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), and the French Broad River Metropolitan... Continue Reading →

From the people

"I've been using this road every summer since 1965. This road is fine as it is and does not require widening. It is entirely inappropriate and not in keeping with the character of Flat Rock. I urge that this project be scrapped immediately." - comment from our online petition

Just do it

It's not just for Flat Rock anymore. . . Making the rounds around the Tarheel and Palmetto states. Can we spread it farther? Looking for a car sticker or sign? Contact Darlene at dbehoriam@yahoo.com.  

Ch-ch-changes (part 6 of 9)

The N. Highland Lake Road project (STIP project no. U-5887) was not initiated by NCDOT and the Flat Rock village council has the power to stop it. Part 6 looks at the impact of the project on another historic private property on the south side of the road, which also faces Greenville Highway. Elliott Place, c.... Continue Reading →

From the people

"My concern is having to remove over 100 beautiful trees, further encroachment on the park, increased vehicular traffic with higher speeds and further destruction of the small, quaint village atmosphere. Please spend our tax dollars more wisely elsewhere!!!" - comment from our online petition

From the people

"As a resident on the edge of Flat Rock who drives on N. Highland Lake Road at least 4x daily, there is absolutely NO reason to expand or change it for any reason. Doing so would destroy the lovely iconic look of this beautiful village. Please do not destroy my town!" - comment on our... Continue Reading →

From the people

"Please do not widen this road. We don't need it, and I am genuinely concerned about the destructive consequences to our beautiful village if we widen this road at this time." - comment on our online petition

Ch-ch-changes (part 5 of 9)

Retaining walls ad infinitum. Reminder: This project was not initiated by NCDOT and the Flat Rock village council has the power to stop it. Part 5 looks at the impact of the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT U-5887) on a historic private home on the south side of the road. The Dam House, 1893: The Dam... Continue Reading →

Ch-ch-changes (part 4 of 9)

"Finally, the widening and 'improvements' would certainly destroy our entrance and remove at least 15 mature trees along Mountain Close Lane, forever ruining what is now a majestic entrance." - Mountain Close Lane homeowner  Part 4 looks at the impact of the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT U-5887) on the north side of the road... Continue Reading →

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