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Re: “A gas station for downtown: The time to object is now

I went to the planning meeting that night and was just shocked how these board members were rationalizing that this gas station was a good addition for downtown, saying, things like, if we had a nice gas station on Broadway it would make the Shell station up the street clean up their facility to compete. With geniuses like these on the board, Little Rock is in a lot of trouble.

The Mapco guy tried to explain that their establishments didn't sell single serve alcohol and have groceries for sell, so I went around to the 3 other Mapco stations in Little Rock and took pictures of the numerous coolers filled with 40 oz beers, including the new Mapco on Stagecoach that even had a walk in cooler. The “grocery section” was a joke too. Just a couple gallons of milk, a few things of eggs and sad package of bologna.

The patio is off on the side of the building by the power transformer. Great place to have lunch, right?

Btw, here’s the link for the current city Planning Commissioners.…

There was no record who voted for and against, but you can find a few names in the meeting minutes here… (item number 8. Discussion starts on page 91)

And if this is Director Hendrix’s idea of a desirable tax generating business, then it is time to find someone who has a clue about what’s best for the city.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 06/07/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Wouldn't it be a good idea if pedestrians could get extra time to cross busy streets before cars traveling their direction begin to make their right or left turns?

Thank you Traffic. Honestly, i had lost hope but this is a good start and I hope we see more pedestrian traffic engineering from out traffic department

You get the city you build for.

"If you plan cities for cars and traffic you get cars and traffic. If you plan cities for people and places you get people and places"

Fred Kent
Project for Public Spaces

Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 03/20/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Little Rock's River Trail inches toward the Dillard's gap

Perplexed, I don't think they have given up on the Dillard's section yet, hopefully, if they finish both ends of the trail on the map you have shown, it will bring more attention to that missing link and put more pressure on the city and on Dillards to finish that section.

While this plan cuts out a lot of the current dangerous spots (ie, cutting across traffic on Cross Street, riding on Markham, riding the wrong way on a one way street) there are still some hairy spots along the sidewalk there, mainly the telephone poles in the middle of the sidewalk in front of the Packett House and the entrance and exit ramps into Dillards headquarters. But at least its a good start in Closing the Loop

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 01/25/2014 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Main Street continues to buzz with redevelopment talk

Plainjim, I'm sure there were folks "imagining" how bad downtown was when you were walking the streets at midnight. I can say I feel just fine down there after dark. 7 years and no problems

We have more than enough folks "imagining" how bad it is down here. Luckily there are more and more people that actually come to downtown and image how good it will be.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 01/21/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Three real estate companies seek Tech Park job

Leslie, the link for the Ark Commercial proposal is a duplicate link to the Moses Tucker proposal. Can you please update?

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 12/05/2013 at 3:37 PM

Re: “The Rep expands its footing on Main Street

ok72076, Just open Google maps and count the parking lots, parking garages and on-street parking spots downtown. I still amazed at how many people think that because they can’t park at the front door like at some strip mall out in the burbs, that there isn't enough parking downtown. I already have enough rants on this blog about this subject so I won’t write another one, but parking is the last thing we need downtown.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 07/14/2013 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Bicyclist dies from McCrory wreck injuries

"don't be shocked when a motorist runs into a bicyclists every once in a while."
Can I be shocked when a motorist runs into 7 cyclists in a row?

If this was a car accident and a driver plowed into 7 other cars, sent five of the drivers to the hospital and killed one of them, what would be the charges? I don't know the facts of what really happened so I can't judge. I just hope it's treated the same way whether these teenagers were in cars or on bikes.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 07/05/2013 at 8:49 AM

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