Details are incoming, here, but I thought I’d circle back to the parking lot/parking plaza issue at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, in anticipation of its Aug. 10 review. Seems University Park city staff isn’t too keen on the notion of a gazebo — as proposed for said lot — that would face the church and feed in to a bricked walkway.
The reason? It’d be covering something important: a sewer line.
“Sewer lines and water mains tend to break at 3 a.m. when it’s pouring down rain,” said community development director Robbie Corder. “You don’t want a structure like a gazebo in the way when city’s going to tear it down anyway.” Then would come hemming and hawing, perhaps, about who owes what to whom.
In any case, Corder said, revisions are a typical part of the planning/zoning process.