Student commuters who often rely on the Tar River university neighborhood for parking may be forced to find another place to leave their cars during class if a new proposal is approved by the city.
While the details remain unsettled, the focus of the plan, which could go into effect as early as the fall semester, is to reserve all parking in the 200-acre housing community north of East Carolina University exclusively for residents.
The University Neighborhood Revitalization Workgroup agreed this week at its monthly meeting that the restriction could help lessen trash and vehicles from eroding the appeal and safety of the historic college district.
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