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Bluffton asking for resident's opinions about Calhoun St. changes

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

The town of Bluffton is planning on making some changes to Calhoun Street, Bluffton's main area for shopping, restaurants, festivals, and entertainment, and the city asking for resident's opinions.

They want to know what residents like about Calhoun Street and what needs to be changed.

One of their main concerns: parking.

The town is asking residents to fill out surveys to explain the issues affecting their Calhoun Street experience. The town put the survey out last week, and they've already gotten a few back.

"More parking, definitely hearing a lot of requests for more parking," said Karen Jarrett, the transportation project manager. "We're also hearing a lot of comments that some residents like Calhoun Street the way it is now."

She said they're hoping the surveys will help them come up with a parking solution that everyone will like.

The issue is, parking options are very limited in Old Town Bluffton, especially on streets adjacent to Calhoun.

But Jarrett remains confident. She said they already have a few options.

"Working with churches is one of the options. I've had several people mention shuttle service, so that's a possibility as well, doing an offsite parking lot and just shuttling people over," said Jarrett.

The deadline to submit those surveys is April 30. The town will go over that information, and in June they're going to have two informational meetings for residents.

They're expecting the project to start sometime in the couple of years.

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