NCDOT SPOT/STI Prioritization 5.0 Division 14 local input public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church (495 Cardinal Road, Mills River). Division 14 includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties.
On April 13, NCDOT presented a modified plan of the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887) to the Flat Rock village council at a special council meeting. We’re looking at how that modified plan will affect the road, and here we take a look at the possible new entrance to The Park at Flat Rock. In January 2016,... Continue Reading →
"If the local residents don't want it or think it is necessary, then NCDOT should not build it. The government serves The People, and not the other way around." - comment from our online petition
With the Balfour Parkway project heading toward the scrap heap and traffic congestion only getting worse along Four Seasons Boulevard, the question is left to local leaders on how to address the problem, if at all.
"There no reason to widen this road--this will promote more traffic and speeders. Also, Flat Rock needs to be preserved, not urbanized." - comment from our online petition
The most recent nail in the Balfour Parkway’s coffin was hammered home by the Board of the French Broad River Metropolitan Organization at its Thursday meeting, when members adopted a resolution to withdraw its support for the project and amend its transportation plan to that effect.
The French Broad River MPO, which sets transportation funding priorities for Henderson, Buncombe and other Western North Carolina counties, voted 10-4 to withdraw its support of the Balfour Parkway. The MPO's action came after the Henderson County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution on May 7 asking the NCDOT to drop the project.
The Balfour Parkway project may not be dead yet, as the Hendersonville City Council wants to look at scaling back the project before the money is returned to Raleigh. During a meeting Tuesday, council unanimously supported continuing with the Balfour Parkway planning process. This comes after the Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 May... Continue Reading →
The Flat Rock village council will hold a council meeting and vote on Tuesday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. on the proposed N. Highland Lake Road project in the parish hall of St. John in the Wilderness (1895 Greenville Highway).
While the Henderson County Board of Commissioners has voted to asked the NCDOT to scrap the Balfour Parkway, the Hendersonville City Council says not so fast.
Flat Rock village council budget workshop for FY 2018/2019 and public hearing on proposed site-specific park master plan to be held Tuesday, May 29, at 10:30 in the Flat Rock village hall
"Unnecessary and a waste of money. Will cause hardship to Pinecrest Presbyterian Church." - comment from our online petition
Sign our online petition! Three small properties line the south side of N. Highland Lake Road just east of the railroad tracks. These three houses are modest in size and price, with living areas ranging from 832 to 1,104 square feet. What will happen to these properties, especially their front yards, if the N. Highland... Continue Reading →
"There are SO many needs for our tax dollar, why spend where not needed OR wanted?" - comment from our online petition
At this morning’s monthly council meeting, the Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock, represented by member Stephanie Dunn, presented 73 petition signatures of those opposed to the N. Highland Lake Road project to the Flat Rock village council. These are in addition to the already 1,595 signatures presented to the council on April 12. Here is CLG’s... Continue Reading →