Plans to develop concentrated areas where mobile fast food restaurants can operate are on the horizon for Road Town
Chief Planner in the Town & Country Planning Department Greg Adams said this is being done because of the number of food vans beginning to populate the territory’s capital.
“We have a lot of these areas where we see people popping up with the food trucks. That has become a point of concern for us, and one of the things we discussed with the Ministry is finding pockets of areas where we can have outdoor food courts,” he said during a recent community meeting at Maria’s by the Sea in Road Town.
He said, among other things, these food courts will be equipped with water, electricity, grease traps, and avenues to properly dispose of wastewater.
“[We will] provide the infrastructure where they can set up in a proper fashion instead of this ad hoc way they are doing … People come here every weekend, some every day because it is a viable opportunity. So, we need to figure out how to facilitate them instead of having one pop-up in this corner, one in this corner,” Adams said.
In the meantime, the Chief Planner is also calling for authorities to enforce the policies that have been and are being developed for the city.
“If we can’t plan to do something and have the will and fortitude to enforce it, we might as well not bother to have these kinds of meetings. With all due respect to our elected officials, we need to have the testicular fortitude to enforce what our visions and our plans are. And, if we don’t have that we might as well don’t plan,” he said.
The food court was one of many plans outlined for the city at the aforementioned meeting.
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