Ever try to find a parking spot at the Forks Township Community Center when it's crowded?
Yeah, good luck with that.
The Board of Supervisors has talked for months about adding 100 more spaces around the community center. But now all the talking might finally lead to some new parking.
Zoning Officer Tim Weis has stated that the township could fill in 90 percent of a detention basin behind Park Plaza at Sullivan Trail. The cost could be about $300,000, which the township would take from its recreation funds.
"It would benefit Park Plaza and our parking situation," Weis said. "It's a joint effort with Park Plaza. They've been very cooperative."
The issue was addressed at the recent planning commission meeting and heads next to supervisors for discussion.
At a meeting a few months back, Forks officials batted around the parking proposal and encouraged Weis to get together with Park Plaza officials.
"It's his property, his project, we will be partners," Weis said. "I think it's a great idea."
Some supervisors wondered how many trees would be chopped down and whether lighting would be improved. But all seemed hopeful that more parking would provide a major relief to frustrated residents trying to use the community center for numerous functions and activities.
"It's a win-win," Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said.