South Whidbey Record


Parking changes up for debate in Langley

May 1, 2013 · Updated 2:31 PM

Parking options on First Street and development of Upper Langley are on the table for Langley’s Planning Advisory Board.

Members will meet in public session from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at City Hall. The meeting also includes updates to the city’s comprehensive plan, various planning project updates and audience input. The board’s next meeting is set for June 5, so this will be the prime opportunity to voice opinions on any city planning issues.

Parking options include keeping First Street as is, with half angled and half parallel spots. City Planner Jeff Arango favored a look with angled parking and no parallel spots that would be replaced with “parklets,” sidewalk areas with benches and tables and even public art. City Councilwoman Rene Neff encouraged any angled spots be for compact cars only for safety reasons.

“If some little kid runs out between them, you’d never see them,” Neff said of driving down First Street when large trucks or SUVs are parked in the angled spots.


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