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Traffic & Parking Studies
The Town of Highland Park has engaged the consulting firms of  of NBBJ and Nelson\Nygaard, to to conduct a traffic and parking study for the Town of Highland Park. This study will be coordinated with other ongoing initiatives, such as the development of design guidelines for Highland Park Village, and the Village’s own parking study, to ensure that the timing and integration of the results of these studies are aligned.

Highland Park Traffic Study Final Report
The Town Council reviewed the Town-wide traffic study final report in a work session on
Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

The traffic study final report has been posted to the Town website and is available for your review.

Traffic Circulation Study, February, 2015
Lee Engineering performed an analysis of the traffic patterns for the area of Highland Park southwest of Mockingbird Lane and Airline Road. The focus of this study includes the area of Highland Park bounded by Mockingbird Lane to the north, Airline Road to the east, Hillcrest Avenue to the west, and the Katy Trail to the south. This analysis includes the traffic data previously collected by the Town of Highland Park.

The traffic circulation study has been posted to the website and is available for your review.

Draft Resident-only Parking Permit Ordinance
A copy of the draft Resident-only Parking Permit Ordinance is posted for your review. The draft
ordinance reflects residents’ discussion and recommendations at the November community meeting. 

April 16th Public Workshop Meeting Slideshow

The slideshow presentation from the community meeting on Wednesday, April 16, has been posted to the traffic study website. 

May 19th Public Workshop - Draft Recommendations
The slideshow presentation from the community meeting on Monday, May 19, has been posted to the traffic study website.

Background
Highland Park represents some of the best qualities possible in an American town and is a cohesive community of high quality historic homes of great value, interspersed with enjoyable commercial assets.  The Town has successfully blended the most appealing aspects of suburban American life in a more sustainable manner:
  • Retaining a walkable street grid
  • Attractive tree-lined sidewalks
  • Accessible open spaces
  • Valuable retail

The inevitability of continued growth in areas surrounding the Town confronts Highland Park with important decisions. What is the best way for the Town of Highland Park to manage both increased cut-through traffic and the increasing use of its streets for non-resident parking?  The Town is proactively considering these questions when seeking to preserve the safe, historic, walkable small town qualities of our treasured community.

Resident Engagement
One of the Town's primary goals is to make the process of the two studies very transparent and accessible to residents.  Some of the ways this will be accomplished is through:
  • Community Meetings
  • Multi-Day Workshops
  • Web-based Communication
The end result will be a planning process that is transparent, responsive to community desires and, in the end, a plan that is passionately owned by the Town of Highland Park. Such community ownership of vision and principles can transcend consultant teams,Town staff changes, and even elected administrations to create real long term value.
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