HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A Huntsville neighborhood that has a history of parking issues has another to add to the list. Huntsville City Council held a work session this evening where residents voiced their concerns.
The people and business owners in the Mayfair neighborhood are no stranger to parking related issues. Parking spaces are sparse, and a new restaurant on Bob Wallace Avenue is raising concern about an abundance of cars.
Jack Englert works at North Alabama Medical, and has noticed it there. "The patrons that come in there do not have a place to park, so what they do is they look at other businesses with adjoining parking lots and they park there."
Small businesses and nearby medical clinics are feeling the impact of the overflow of cars which take up room in their lots. "We are very pro small business, and I don't want to cause any problems for anybody but it has become an issue to us, and it's affecting our business. And that's why we're mentioning it," says business owner Glenn Toups.
Councilman Bill Kling says the restaurant owners are cooperating, and the issue can be resolved. "There's good communication between the city inspection department and owner where they're going to make this work. There's going to be one parking place for every two spaces inside the restaurant, that's the bottom line," adds Kling.