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Monday, September 25, 2017

North Little Rock mayor shows downtown plaza plan

Posted By on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 6:01 PM

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North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith is presenting a plan to the City Council tonight for a downtown plaza meant to augment planned private developments and further enhanced downtown as a destination.

The project includes water features,  "front porch" area along Main Street between Fifth and Seventh Streets, a performance stage and design influenced by the nearby Arkansas River.

The mayor says some $40 million in recent or promised private development is happening downtown, in part because of the allure of the plaza, as yet unnamed. A cost isn't given, but the mayor said the money would come from city reserves, mostly from land sales made to private developers who expected complementary city development.

The design was produced by a partnership of TAGGART/Architects, a local
design firm, and DLANstudio out of Brooklyn, New York.

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