Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock urges Flat Rock village council to cancel N. Highland Lake Road project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Flat Rock, North Carolina, April 20, 2018 — After listening to the presentation at the April 13 special village council meeting and reviewing the NCDOT modified plan for the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT project... Continue Reading →
After reviewing the modified plan presented by NCDOT on April 13, CLG:Flat Rock is asking the Flat Rock village council to vote to cancel the N. Highland Lake Road project. We saw nothing in the modified plan that addressed our greatest concerns. To the contrary, we saw a level of detail that has made us... Continue Reading →
"Please do not add gutters and concrete medians to N. Highland Lake Road!" - comment from our online petition
Why does the Council favor a multi-use path? The Flat Rock village council FAQ sheet on the N. Highland Lake Road project says: This goes back to the CLUP [Comprehensive Land Use Plan] mentioned in the introduction. One of the goals in the CLUP is to increase sidewalks, paths, and greenways throughout the Village. As... Continue Reading →
The Flat Rock village council will vote on the N. Highland Lake Road project at their meeting on April 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. John parish hall. Please mark your calendars to attend!
Guest post from The Park at Flat Rock Dear creators: I am an amazing park! I’m still recovering from the trauma of almost becoming 11 soccer fields, but recovering I am. It’s all due to my creators. Those council members, planning boards, people of Flat Rock, and patrons who gave generously to help my recovery... Continue Reading →
Guest post by a Flat Rock resident with deep ties in the village, recently returned While still in bed with my eyes closed early this morning, I found myself thinking about the N. Highland Lake Road project and what those folks said about making things more convenient. Then I started thinking that “convenience” was never... Continue Reading →
What about the trees? The Flat Rock village council FAQ on this question finishes the answer with: NCDOT is sensitive to Flat Rock’s love of trees and has assured the Council it will preserve as many trees as possible. NCDOT will replant some trees. The Village will augment the NCDOT landscape allowance by planting of... Continue Reading →
What about the trees? The Flat Rock village council FAQ on this question answers in part, "Almost all the trees that will be removed along the road are located along the park’s edge." As we learned at the April 13 special council meeting when NCDOT presented their modified plans, that answer is incorrect. NCDOT will... Continue Reading →
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Culvert installation on Berea Church Road in Henderson County. NCDOT indicated that N. Highland Lake Road would get a block culvert, which is made of concrete.
Guest post by B. Stoney Johnson, a Flat Rock homeowner, from comments at the April 13 special Flat Rock village council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project. I came to the meeting this morning with an open mind but upon hearing details of this proposed project, my heart is breaking. The Whaley and... Continue Reading →
Guest post by Bay Chamberlain, a Flat Rock resident whose predecessors have been frequenting Flat Rock since 1914, from her comments at the April 13 special Flat Rock village council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project. The few people who spoke today for the N. Highland Lake Road project and its accompanying swaths... Continue Reading →
“The impacts that we were proposing were too great,” said Burch. “In some respects, I know a great deal of people here don’t want anything at all, and do nothing is always an alternative for any project that we propose.”
Another flier handed out by CLG at the special Flat Rock village council meeting on April 13. Path and sidewalk photos taken in Brevard.
"Seems completely unnecessary and at great cost to the church at the corner of 225 and N. Highland Lake Road along with other property owners. The character and charm that visitors, property owners and Hendersonville residents have long enjoyed will be greatly damaged." - comment from our online petition
One of the fliers CLG handed out at the special Flat Rock village council meeting on April 13. Path and sidewalk photos taken in Brevard.
Guest post by Annie Coletta, a Flat Rock resident and member of CLG, from her comments at today's special Flat Rock village council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project. As you already know, I am a big fan of Mr. Burch's "Do nothing" alternative for NCDOT. But I do have four points I'd... Continue Reading →
Hope to see you tomorrow at the special Flat Rock village council meeting about the N. Highland Lake Road project, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the new parish hall at St John in the Wilderness. We understand that there will be a 20-to-30 minute PowerPoint presentation by NCDOT, then a time for questions from the... Continue Reading →