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McHenry creates no-parking zones to address pedestrian safety concerns

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – Parking no longer will be allowed in parts of two McHenry subdivisions, the City Council decided.

The Legend Lakes Master Association board and the Olde Mill Ponds Homeowners Association both requested the city create no-parking zones in their neighborhoods.

The concerns centered on pedestrian safety, especially near Shamrock Farms Park and adjacent District 15 property containing a soccer and baseball field, which draws a lot of visitors, according to council documents. Parked cars can make pedestrians hard to see.

The solution passed by the council Monday restricts parking on the streets around the park.

The ordinance prohibits parking on both sides of Dartmoor Drive from Curran Road to the water well at 6402 Dartmoor Drive; on the south side of Dartmoor Drive continuing on from the water well to Farmstead Drive; on the west side of Farmstead Drive from Waterford Drive to Longford Drive; on both sides of Farmstead Drive from Longford Drive to Draper Road; and on Longford Drive from Farmstead Drive to 6434 Longford Drive.

The Olde Mill Ponds Homeowners Association also asked that parking be restricted on the side of Olde Mill Lane, Spring Creek Lane and Boone Creek Circle where mailboxes are located.

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