Can still see UA’s Old Main from Fayetteville’s Dickson Street? Quick, call the Planning Commission! | Street Jazz

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Can still see UA’s Old Main from Fayetteville’s Dickson Street? Quick, call the Planning Commission!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Once upon a time, way back in the wild and woolly days of the 20th Century, one of the arguments against the building of large structures on or near Dickson Street was that they would block the public’s view of UA’s Old Main. This, of course, is one of the most famous sites in Fayetteville, and even folks who have never taken a class at the university take their out-of-town visitors to see this landmark.

Well, once that particular dam sprung a leak, blocking the view of Old Main has seemed almost a competition among developers. That so very many of the buildings which now dot the Dickson skyline seem not to be, say, filled to capacity should not bother us at all.

It’s the thought that counts.

So let’s build ourselves yet another hotel/parking deck/multi-story skating rink around Dickson Street.

Because, after all, developers know best . . .

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This might be the last time Congressman Steve Womack holds a public meeting in Fayetteville

Now that The Scowling One has announced that he will hold his town hall meeting tonight in Fayetteville (5:30-6:30pm) at Happy Hollow Elementary School, this is the perfect chance for the informed voter to ask him detailed questions concerning his views, votes and anything else that might come to mind.

This is the perfect opportunity for folks in Fayetteville to once again prove how informed they are - especially when faced with an elected official who does nothing but toe the party line.

Once again, it is a chance for our community to shine.

I also hope that enterprising individuals tape TSO’s performance, so that his answers can be shown on public access television and YouTube.

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Don’t take the working class vote for granted in 2012

2012 is already shaping up to be an exciting year. Any political party or group worth its salt will be making plans to aggressively reach out to the working men and women of Northwest Arkansas, to not only get their message out, but to to hear the concerns of those in our midst.

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Never trust someone who has to change his tone to ask something of the Lord. - Roberta A. Everett

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