The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to review the Downtown Visioning report and provide direction on what elements of the documents it would like staff to address.
The report is part of the Vision 2020 plan, a comprehensive guide for developing downtown Carrboro that was created by residents, officials and the commissioned group Walkable Communities.
James Harris, Carrboro's community and economic development director, helped the board sort through the plan's documents piece by piece. Together, they broke the projects into two sections: public works and those projects that were "regulatory in nature."
The first section dealt with historical landmarks. Members discussed what could be considered historical properties in the town.
Board member Mark Dorosin warned the board that not everything old can be considered historical. "We have to narrow and be more specific about historical landmarks," he said. "It's the architectural construction of a building that makes something historical."
Parking was also a major concern. While most parking spaces are behind businesses, members want to develop a better parking situation for downtown Carrboro. They discussed joining business back lots, requiring businesses to share lots. Dorosin suggested providing an incentive to businesses who share their parking.