Stallings considers improvements to local corridor
The Stallings’ town council looked toward the future at its Feb. 28 meeting as it discussed the possible realignment of the intersection at Potters and Pleasant Plains’ roads.
If a plan is approved, the section Pleasant Plains that moves away from the intersection with Monroe Rd. would be straightened and, according to town manager Brian Matthews, this realignment could produce multiple benefits to the town.
“It would increase the ability of those properties to be developed economically along the Monroe Rd. corridor and the Potters corridor, and it could become a road for street frontage,” Matthews said.
For Matthews, the decision to approve the realignment comes down to one question; “Do you support change?”
Other board members believed the modifications would not only be good for the town as a whole but also good for the business along the corridor.
“The landowners would probably favor this approach because if they saw some viability to improve the layout of the land, which would increase the value, they would probably be happy,” council man Paul Frost said.
The council felt it needed to hear from the property owners of the land that would be impacted by the realignment before making a decision whether to pursue the changes to the corridor.
Matthews agreed to call a special meeting to gauge the opinion of the property owners the plan would affect.
Council man Frost continued to express his support for the potential changes because of the possible economic benefit.
“To the extent that we can make changes that will attract good businesses we need to do it,” he said.