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Winston-Salem City Council approves parking requirement for school stadiums

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An artist's rendering of the proposed R.J. Reynolds High School football stadium. (The Winston-Salem Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem City Council approved an amendment to its land-use policy in a 7-1 vote that requires stadiums at urban schools to have one parking space for every four stadium seats.

The planned 2,200-seat stadium for Reynolds High School would meet that requirement, according to a city planning official.

Council members Vivian Burke, Denise Adams, Wanda Merschel, James Taylor Jr., Derwin Montgomery, Robert Clark and Molly Leight voted for the amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance, which guides land use in the city and Forysth County.

The amendment affects only stadiums in the city’s urban core in this case.

Council member Dan Besse voted against it.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal.