BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Major changes could be coming to Main Street in downtown Batesville.
Main Street Batesville, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing the downtown area, revealed plans for a new streetscape that would increase foot traffic and bring in new businesses to the street.
Joel Williams, executive director of Main Street Batesville, said the nonprofit is currently testing new angled parking spots and a narrowed, one-lane road with an s-curve to slow traffic.
The extra space will create larger walking areas and additional parking spots.
Williams said the number one complaint from Main Street business owners was there is not enough parking. He said this project will increase parking availability by at least 35 percent.
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