Monday, April 11, 2016

Historic district apartment project deferred

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 6:21 PM

click to enlarge PRESERVING HISTORY: Is the historic nature of downtown served better by no development on this parcel? Or might a 50-unit apartment complex be better?
  • PRESERVING HISTORY: Is the historic nature of downtown served better by no development on this parcel? Or might a 50-unit apartment complex be better?
Interested in a proposal by Moses Tucker Real Estate to build a 50-unit apartment complex at Ninth and Scott on a parking lot mostly derelict for decades? The proposal has run into opposition from the city Historic District Commission. 
D-G wrote about it at some length this morning.  

The proposal was deferred today because of what City Attorney Tom Carpenter called unresolved legal questions. He'd earlier issued an opinion that said the proposed project complies with city rules. Some members of the commission disagree with the opinion, including a commissioner, Jennifer Carman, who owns property close by and who's continued to express her opposition to other commission members, though she's recused from voting. Should she be allowed to participate in this manner?

Historic preservation inspires strong emotions. So does downtown development in a city suddenly seeing a bit.  The D-G article describes in depth changes in the size and scope of the project to meet concerns that it blend with nearby houses.

Much more to come on this. Maybe even more than the fight on the  height of the wrought iron fence at 14th and Scott. But a good bit more is at stake.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Ex-Hog Darrell Walker spotlighted for collection of work by black artists

    Former Razorback basketball player Darrell Walker and his art collection get a mention in today's New York Times in an article about the rising profiles and prices of black artists.
    • Nov 29, 2015
  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Federal judge wants John Goodson to explain class action maneuvering

    A show-cause order filed Monday by federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith indicates class action attorney John Goodson has some explaining to do about the move of a class action complaint against an insurance company from federal to state court with an instant pre-packaged settlement that has been criticized as a windfall for Goodson.
    • Dec 22, 2015

Most Shared

  • Conspiracy theorists

    Back in 2000, I interviewed Rev. Jerry Falwell on camera in connection with a documentary film of "The Hunting of the President," which Joe Conason and I wrote.
  • Raw feelings in the Arkansas Justice Building over workload, pay

    Strained relations between the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals broke into public view this week. I expect more to come.
  • Virgil, quick come see

    There goes the Robert E. Lee. But the sentiment that built the monument? It's far from gone.
  • Real reform

    Arkansas voters, once perversely skeptical of complicated ballot issues like constitutional amendments, have become almost comical Pollyannas, ratifying the most shocking laws.
  • The health of a hospital

    The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.

Visit Arkansas

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Underutilized waterway is a hidden gem in urban Little Rock

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

Slideshows

 

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