Huntsville High School will soon have additional parking spaces for students this year. This is after homeowners in the area complained about students parking on the streets and blocking their driveways.
Waay 31 took to the streets around the school to find out how parking went for the first day of classes.
Students were instructed to park in the Mayfair Park parking lot if they didn't have a permit to park on school grounds. During school hours the lot was pretty much empty and that's thanks in part to additional parking created last year for students on school grounds.
Huntsville City Schools Spokesperson Keith Ward said last year maintenance trucks that were located on school grounds were moved to another location to allow students to park in those spaces. That gave students close to 100 extra spaces to park. Now, the maintenance building on the grounds was torn down to create an additional 100 spaces for student parking. Homeowners said the issue seems to be better.
"It's gotten I'd say about 70% better. It's not perfect by any means," said homeowner Parker Allen.
Ward said the 100 additional spaces should be available to the students sometime in the next week once the pavement has been stripped.