At this morning’s meeting, the Highland Park Town Council approved Highland Park Village’s rezoning request. The Village’s UPS store is located in a ground-floor space zoned for retail. They want to move the store upstairs to Suite 209, which is classified as office space. With this morning’s vote, the new spot will be zoned for retail, so UPS can go on with its postal operations.
The relocation means a “parking demand of two additional spaces.” The Village has 29 “surplus” parking spaces, so with the modifications, that number will become 27. Kirk Smith, the town’s development services manager, tells me that this change does not affect public parking at the Village; it’s just a necessary change to the “shared use parking methodology,” a.k.a. parking requirements for office versus retail space.