The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the growing parking deficit in the town and the site of a potential branch library on town property.
Board members said Carrboro is attractive to many of its patrons because of free parking, but more people are visiting, leaving little room left for parking.
Three engineering consultants proposed studies to the board, researching ways to move forward with a parking project.
The firms proposed plans with different emphases on bike and bus transportation and paid parking, which was a controversial issue with the board.
Board members had concerns about how the firms’ plans would affect the town’s small businesses and how their plans would cater to the event-driven culture of Carrboro.