The multipurpose field inside Ting Stadium used for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, football and more is about to become even more user-friendly and flexible. At its Feb. 19 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council approved converting the clay mound in the stadium to a portable mound, which can be removed from the field to allow more options for field use.
While reducing field and facility maintenance costs, the removable mound will allow use of a larger portion of flat field area inside the stadium. Additionally, without the clay mound, Town recreation football games and other sports activities can be moved closer to stadium seating, improving the spectator experience.
Also at the meeting, staff presented an update on re:Vision Holly Springs, the project to update part of the Town’s comprehensive plan, which guides decisions on how the Town will look, grow and feel in the future.
More than 150 attendees from throughout Holly Springs and its planning jurisdiction attended the recent community workshop. Data entry and analysis of feedback received at the workshop is underway. The community is invited to continue providing feedback on the project website, www.revisionHSNC.com, and to participate in deep-dive discussions during Planapalooza, Feb. 28-March 4 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Discussion topics will include:
- Growth: opportunities and challenges
- Business and the economy
- Housing choices, amenities and quality of life
- Town character, how the town will look and feel
Planapalooza wraps up with a presentation in the Town Hall Council Chambers on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m.
Also at the meeting, the council approved a development plan for townhomes along Ralph Stephens Road. In addition to road and sidewalk improvements, the developer is adding a crosswalk with a flashing beacon across Ralph Stephens Road at the entrances to the development bisected by the road.
The council approved a special exception use, allowing for an artisan food and beverage producer in downtown Holly Springs.
Mayor Dick Sears introduced new General Assembly member Senator Sam Searcy, elected in November as N.C. Senate District 17 senator.