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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 19:45:00

Back to square one for tech park

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority board of directors had a come-to-Jesus meeting today, its members [most of them anyway] speaking candidly about confusion about what the board's goals are.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 05:53:00

Mayor Mark Stodola blasts new Tech Park site option

Here's the Tech Park leadership development I mentioned last night. Mayor Mark Stodola has written a tough letter to members of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board with questions about the late arrival of an alternative site on University Avenue consisting of two pieces of property several blocks apart.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 21:07:05

Tech Park about to heat up

I wrote this morning about the latest development on the woebegone Little Rock Technology Park — a rump effort to take over the site selection process because of factional divisions.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 06:18:00

Little Rock Technology Park gets push for University Avenue site

The Little Rock Technology Park soap opera offers another episode Wednesday, with a board meetingat 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 16:58:00

Tech Park Board member 'furious' over 'unilateral' decision-making

I called Dr. Good about Duvall's complaint. She said her extended absence from town, in part because of the death of her sister, had made it difficult for her to be ready for a meeting this month, but she said it was also important that more information be gathered about the new sites recommended by Dilks.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 19:28:00

Tech park board meets; no progress

Little Rock Technology Park Authority's board chair Mary Good opened today's meeting with a statement she'd told the Times on Monday: "There is still a misunderstanding," she said, "of the vision of the park."

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 16:38:39

Tech Park talk underway

Leslie Newell Peacock is covering the meeting of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority. Kelly Dudzik of Fox 16 supplied the photo above via Twitter of a good crowd gathered as the board discusses finalists for a site, all of them unsuitable in the eyes of a hired-gun consultant operating under the sway of tech park godfather Dickson Flake.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:06:17

UPDATE: Engineering firm reports on Tech Park site finalists

The Crafton Tull engineering firm has submitted its review of the three sites being considered for the Little Rock Technology Park — east of Interstate 30 near the Clinton Library; on the west side of John Barrow Road and at Asher and University.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 09:08:51

There goes the neighborhood: Push emerges to sell Forest Hills for Tech Park

A letter has been distributed to the board of the Little Rock Technology Park asking that it consider the Forest Hills neighborhood, a lower-income residential area between UAMS and UALR, for the site of the tech park.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 15:54:53

Snyder to moderate tech park meeting tonight

Former Congressman Vic Snyder will moderate at a public hearing tonight on the Little Rock Technology Park, set at the less- than-felicitous time of 7:30 p.m. at UALR's Engineering and Information Technology Building, Room 203.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 17:38:32

Tech Park Authority sets site hearings

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board with little debate this afternoon set public hearings on the four sites identified by a consultant as the best among those submitted as sites for the city-financed building intended to lure technology companies to town.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 16:55:00

Consultant recommends four sites for Technology Park

A private consultant, Charles Dilks, has apparently completed his recommendation for four sites from among 23 submitted for the Little Rock Technology Park Authority to consider for construction of the first phase of a construction project aimed at attracting tech business to Little Rock.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:13:19

As the Tech Park turns

I've now heard from two people who attend a committee meeting of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority designed to ease concerns of the residential neighborhoodsd between UAMS and UALR initially targeted as potential sites for the taxpayer-funded office building.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 16:31:03

Site proposals pour in for tech park

The non-profit University District Development Corp. headed by Ron Copeland and Flake & Kelley Commercial today proposed an alternative to the residential sites first considered by the Little Rock Technology Park Authority that includes 84.37 acres just south of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus, of which 14 acres is available for immediate development.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 15:17:29

Tech Park board hears 'best practices' for site selection

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority indicates further today that it has heard the outcry from both residential neighborhoods and the city officials who control the money for the Tech Park about using a bit more consideration in choosing a site for the taxpayer-financed office building that is supposed to lure private businesses.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 14:18:00

Technology Park siting criteria posted

After some confusion earlier, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority has announced release of "site measurement criteria" for place the authority will build an office building with $22 million in city tax money under authority granted by legislation written and promoted by the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 09:25:00

Tech Park Authority announces site criteria UPDATE

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority has announced that it has developed criteria for potential sites of the city taxpayer-financed building that is envisioned as a lure for private technology ventures.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 06:24:45

As the Tech Park turns: Who's in charge?

To simplify various developments reported here yesterday on the proposed Little Rock Technology Park, a city taxpayer-funded office building project dreamed up by the private (but taxpayer subsidized) Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce: The independent, unanswerable board of the authority has made all sorts of placating noises in response to Fair Park neighborhood outrage that residents might be bulldozed for an office building.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 14:40:52

UAMS withholding Tech Park payment over site search: Update

When it rains Tech Park news, it pours. This just in from Leslie Newell Peacock: UAMS has not paid the second of four installments it's pledged toward the construction of the Little Rock Technology Park out of concern the Technology Park Authority board is not working to find a location alternative to the three residential areas under consideration from the outset.

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