Markham Street Popeye's on City Board agenda | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Markham Street Popeye's on City Board agenda

Posted By on Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 6:54 AM

CHICKEN DINNER WINNER? A Popeye's developer has appealed denial of use of this property for a fast-food restaurant to the City Board.
  • CHICKEN DINNER WINNER? A Popeye's developer has appealed denial of use of this property for a fast-food restaurant to the City Board.

An update on the proposal
to spot zone the 5500 block of West Markham Street to allow a Popeye's chicken restaurant in what's now a quiet office location.

The city planning staff opposed the proposal. The Midtown Advisory Committee favored it. But on Dec. 18, the Planning Commission voted 9-0 against the rezoning. You can read the minutes here.

The schedule for the Little Rock City Board agenda meeting Tuesday indicates the applicant has appealed the denial to the City Board. Tuesday, it will receive a resolution to set a hearing Feb. 3.

Unanimous planning opposition is no guarantee of anything before the City Board. The Board, inexplicably and without explanation (except then-Director Stacy Hurst's alleged private comment that she wanted to get even with the Heights neighborhood for "betraying" her by voting against her in a state House race) overturned the Planning Commission's unanimous opposition to rezoning of residential property for a bank branch at a bad location on University Avenue between Kavanaugh and Cantrell. It isn't over until it's over with this bunch.

ALSO: Another item on the agenda that potentially holds some future controversy is an amendment to the master street plan to strengthen bicycle lane requirements on certain streets. Some in the city aren't friendly to bike lanes, particularly including City Director Erma Hendrix.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (10)

Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.
    • Jul 21, 2017
  • Civil War over in Fort Smith; lawyer strikes his Rebel mascot battle tent

    KSFM reports that Joey McCutchen, the lawyer who's been trying to restart the Civil War in Fort Smith over the School Board's decision to drop the Rebel mascot and related trappingsfor Southside High School, is dropping his School Board takeover campaign.
    • May 27, 2016

Most Shared

  • Conflicts of interest in the legislatures

    The Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press collaborated for a project aimed at highlighting state legislators whose lawmaking might be affected by private business interests.
  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • Cats and dogs

    I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation