Press release: CLG opposes village council decision to continue road project

CLG:Flat Rock opposes village council decision to continue road project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flat Rock, North Carolina, June 19, 2018 — The Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock is opposed to the decision made at a special council meeting today by the Flat Rock village council to continue the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT project no. U-5887).

“We are terribly disappointed that the Flat Rock Village Council has ignored the voices, via petition signatures and otherwise, of the majority of the homeowners in Flat Rock and approved a plan that is an invasion of our Sense of Place and of the character that qualifies Flat Rock’s being on the National Register of Historic Places,” said Bay Chamberlain, a CLG member and Flat Rock resident with deep family roots in the village. “Citizens and politicians alike have an obligation to treat our Village landscapes, park, byways and private properties in a responsible, custodial manner with our history, heritage and environment in the forefront.”

Over the past few months, CLG has presented nearly 1,700 petition signatures opposing the road project to the Flat Rock village council. CLG members have also worked to educate Flat Rock residents on the damaging and costly impact the project would have, not only on the properties directly affected, but on the village community as a whole. Until the village conducts a community-wide survey on transportation issues, CLG recommends that no transportation projects be undertaken, and CLG will continue to work to stop the N. Highland Lake Road project.

The Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock is dedicated to preserving the cultural landscape of Flat Rock in a way that reflects the character and history of the area. For more information, check CLGflatrock.org or contact us at clgflatrock@gmail.com.

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