Since we know that the City is thinking of extending West St. under the tracks to connect with the southern portion, I got to thinking about the road connections in downtown, particularly near Boylan Heights and the Warehouse District.
I read somewhere that someday the Cabarrus St. rail grade crossing will be closed, and this made me think of Harrington St. Currently it dead-ends just before Lenoir St., at one of the corners of the under-construction Fairweather condo building. There is some topographical difference between the two, but I thought that perhaps the connection should be restored. A glance at iMaps shows that it was disconnected sometime in the 1980s.
What do you think? Should the focus be on increasing the number of road connections, or just to leave it as it is and restrict the movement of cars? And what other connections should be discussed?