Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 | 10:45 p.m.
Henderson residents gathered Tuesday night at the City Council meeting to protest the construction of a roadway through the District at Green Valley Ranch, only to find the matter had been approved weeks ago. Instead, the issue in question was whether to approve a request to install angled versus parallel parking on the new roadway.
The issue: Phoenix-based Vestar Development submitted a proposal to install angled parking on the new roadway.
The vote: Approved 4-0, with Councilwoman Debra March absent.
What it means: The angled parking will keep the roadway narrow and slow down traffic flow so the area will remain pedestrian friendly, Vestar representative Jeff Axtell said. He also unveiled a variety of improvements, including an array of palm trees and deciduous trees that will cast shade on the walkways and show the changing of the seasons. The venue will still play host to Halloween and Easter events it has historically run, and Axtell said they will be able to close the road for special festivities. He also said plans are in place to create more family-oriented spaces and shaded-seating areas.