City recommends no parking on Firestone Drive


By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



The city of Delaware’s Parking and Safety Committee will discuss the installation of signage to prohibit parking on the south side of Firestone Drive at tonight’s meeting.

Chris Stephens, a resident in the Sunnyview/Carson Farms subdivision, informed the city about the issue of many vehicles parked on both sides of the drive between Gold Dust Court and Delaware Drive.

“The result is that only one car can pass through the stretch at any given time,” he said in a an email to the city. “As more and more houses are built, this road has become a major thoroughfare to these neighborhoods. Unfortunately, this road was not built by today’s standards and as a result is not wide enough.”

In a letter to residents on Firestone and nearby streets, Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski said city staff will recommend no parking on Firestone between Boulder Drive and Delaware Drive to “allow for vehicle, school bus and emergency apparatus maneuverability and traffic safety.”

In other business, the committee will discuss:

• Multi-way stop signage at Cobblestone Drive and South Houk Road to address speeding issues.

• The renaming of U.S. 23 access road to Kingman Hill Drive.

• The installation of a multi-way stop at Cambridge Drive and Ablemarle Drive.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. today in the council chambers at City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St.

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.