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Parking Ban for End of Fayetteville Street Approved

Posted June 5, 2007

— The City Council on Tuesday turned the south end of Fayetteville Street into a no-parking zone.

Beginning June 12, parking won't be allowed in the dead-end section Fayetteville Street south of Davie Street. The no-parking zone will  eliminate traffic hazards for drivers trying to turn around from the dead end, officials said.


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  • eitaka Jun 5, 2007

    "Can't wait for the convention center/hotel/parking deck construction to all wrap up so they can open the last remaining stretch to Lenoir Street."

    Fayetteville Street is not going to connect to Lenoir, is it? From the looks of the construction from above, the hotel is going to cover the whole area the old convention center covered. (But it is hard to judge solely based on where they are pouring concrete and moving dirt around.)

    I'd try to look this up but I don't care that much.

  • Tax Man Jun 5, 2007

    Hey, I park here whenever I go to the Courthouse - don't take my free parking away - you just want to charge me for parking! I still believe all parking downtown should be free! I hate coming downtown and having to park - so much hassle. I agree with 2 hour zones with parking enforcement, but no meters and no charge to use the public lots. I would never come downtown for an event or to eat unless the restaurant or location I was going to provided ample free parking.

  • WolfPackMomNC Jun 5, 2007

    I work down on this end and I agree with the no parking until the construction is finished with one exception-- The 100+ elderly folks that live at the Sir Walter Senior Housing complex need a loading zone. Many are mobility impaired and already have to park way down off of Davie and Gales Street. They need a loading zone with 20-30 minute parking so that these elderly residents can carry in their groceries. They also need to be able to obtain a special permit for this loading zone in order to be able to park there longer when they are trying to move in or move out. I work in the Sir Walter building and I know that the owners asked for this way back before the Fayetteville Street Mall project was even started. However, they were never given this special consideration. The city truly needs to show a caring side for our elderly and if they are going to take away the parking they should give a concession of a loading and unloading zone of 2-4 spaces right in front of our facility.

  • RaleighRob Jun 5, 2007

    Can't wait for the convention center/hotel/parking deck construction to all wrap up so they can open the last remaining stretch to Lenoir Street. (And also open that closed block of Salisbury St.)

  • Michael Kenyon Jun 5, 2007

    Well, you can't park on it now. But if you drive down it (without parking) you still have to turn around. They could make some real money by posting a no u-turn sign at the end, then station the parking posse down there to hand out tickets.

    I know! Let's close it off to traffic!

    And still no word from Barnacle Bill about disrespecting Angels...

  • pink lady Jun 5, 2007

    how about posting a sign that says the street dead ends?...guess that makes too much sense!

  • spiritwarriorwoman1 Jun 5, 2007

    Even an idiot woulda figured out that flap of road was going to cause a problem. sigh

    God bless.

    Rev. RB