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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Only in Little Rock: Ceremony for gas station

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 6:51 AM

click to enlarge PUMPS COMING: Big turnout for gas station groundbreaking. - LR REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • LR Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • PUMPS COMING: Big turnout for gas station groundbreaking.

KARK reports a "groundbreaking ceremony" this morning for a Murphy Oil convenience store and 24-pump gas station at Highway 10 and Taylor Loop Road.

Somehow I doubt the neighbors who fought this giant traffic generator at a problem intersection will join the celebration.

UPDATE: The city's decision to override sound planning — again — still rankles. A letter from a neighbor who happens also to be a transportation planner:

I was/ am one of the protesting neighbors. The city paid no attention to the HARD DATA they were given on crashes at the intersection. They acted like they did not even see it. My neighbors and I have long memories and a Facebok page to remind those who don’t.

The planning commission meeting minutes states that “The City Beautiful Commission recommends preserving as many existing trees as feasible on this site”. I think they have left one tree and a little scrub brush. Dangerous AND ugly.

I think they are scum for rubbing our noses in it. Any City Board members who attend are scum too.

This opinion is given as a private citizen, and not as an employee of AHTD.

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