SOUTH PORTLAND — Some Knightville business owners are fuming over the City Council intention to replace angled, drive-in parking spaces on two blocks of Ocean Street with parallel parking. That plan was developed in the beginning of the year as part of the $2.9 million sewer separation and utility work currently under way in the neighborhood. It brings parking on the street up to city and federal code and allows for the widening and beautification of sidewalks. The plan doesn’t remove any parking spots, but stretches them out down the length of Ocean Street north of Legion Square. After businesses in Knightville said they thought the plan would make shopping in the district less convenient, the city developed an alternative that would preserve angled parking by making Ocean Street one way from E Street to C Street. (read more at The Forecaster)
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