Davidson’s Town Board will take up several planning issues on Tuesday night, including public hearing and vote on proposals to require traffic studies and tighten parking restrictions at private schools, and a vote on new rules for food trucks.
The board also will hear presentations on a proposed Pedestrian Plan and on pedestrian-related priorities. Commissioners also are scheduled to discuss the “Circles at 30″ (I-77 Exit 30) Small Area plan, the Transit Station Area Plan, skateboarding, and potential civic uses in the old part of town.
FOOD TRUCK RULES
Food trucks have become a fixture across the region in recent years, including in Davidson. They’ve turned up private fund-raisers, outside Davidson Beverage Co. on South Main Street, and at the weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market. The new rules would require vendors to get a town permit and would designating where and when food trucks can operate in town. (Download the proposed rules on the town website.)
GREEN SCHOOL COMING
The private school planning amendments and discussion of civic uses come as the number of private schools is about to expand in Davidson.
Davidson Green School moves ahead with its plans to open in a former private home at 511 S. Main St. The startup school bought the house and 3.2 acres last month and hopes to open with a minimum of 20 students. (See June 1, 2013, “Davidson Green School plans a home on S. Main St.”)
At last month’s Town Board meeting, neighbors of the school site told commissioners they’re concerned about traffic and parking from the planned school. Town officials said then that they would be bringing forward amended rules.
But Davidson Planning Manager Ben McCrary said Monday afternoon that the new rules would not apply to the Green School because it has already filed its change-of-use application with the town. So it would apply only to future schools, or expansions of existing schools, he said.
Davidson Green School filed the change of use permit application on Friday, July 5.
See the full agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, and related documents, on the town website.