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Re: “Capitol Zoning District Commission fails in House vote

The small but vocal group of Capitol Zoning opponents (led by the guy who's mad about his fence) are endangering the future of the neighborhood where they live, evidently in the belief that what each of them personally wants is more important than ensuring that the neighborhood around the Arkansas Governor's Mansion continues to improve.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by CLG on 02/24/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “LISA says recruiting mailer that omitted black neighborhoods was an error. Also, those areas targeted in other ads

Both LISA Academy and the Arkansas Times overlooked my zip code, 72206. But the LISA Academy flyer arrived today, two days before the May 20 application deadline.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CLG on 05/18/2016 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Main Street developer puts MM Cohn, Hall buildings up for sale

These folks, very unfortunately for Little Rock's Main Street, clearly were undercapitalized and relying on an unfair allocation of state tax credits. Now that the tax credit law has been fixed to ensure a more equal distribution, statewide, of credits, Reed Realty apparently simply doesn't have the money to move forward -- even to buy appliances for K-Lofts. It's not DAH's fault that these guys over-extended.

9 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by CLG on 07/10/2015 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Heritage Department submits design for new HQ

Has anyone at the Department of Arkansas Heritage explained why they're leaving a historic building, tearing down another historic building, constructing the sort of "faux" historic building that they tell others not to construct, moving away from the historic Main St. area in Little Rock, and just generally doing the opposite of the things they're in business to do?

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CLG on 07/08/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Heritage agency to build headquarters

Shame on Martha Miller, Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, for manipulating this deal for the "Miller Building," which is absolutely not needed and has nothing to do with the mission of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. If the department really needed new accommodations, in keeping with its mission, they would be in a rehabilitated historic building. The proposed new location isn't within walking distance of anything, doesn't preserve any part of the state's heritage, and shouldn't be viewed as anything but an ego trip for a department head who's only been in her position for about a year. (After such a sort tenure, how can she possible think she knows that the department needs an entirely new building!? Ridiculous.)

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CLG on 12/17/2013 at 10:41 PM

Re: “The Quapaw Quarter fence height rule at issue again

Cowan and Holmstrom simply need to move. They should live in one of the scores of other neighborhoods in Little Rock that don't have the regulations that the Mansion Area does. In working on their old houses, they haven't done anything more, or less, than hundreds of other people have done since the 1960s in the MacArthur Park and Governor's Mansion neighborhoods. They aren't special. But, obviously, they think they are.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CLG on 07/24/2013 at 9:37 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Bill would abolish Capitol Zoning District Commission

And you think the people who moved downtown in the 1960s and 70s didn't want a safe neighborhood for their children? (Ever hear of the downtown babysitting co-op of the 1970s and early 80s? Or the I Grew Up in the Quapaw Quarter Facebook page?) Tall fences don't make a safe neighborhood. People working together do, and there's always been much camaraderie among downtown residents -- until fairly recently.

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Posted by CLG on 04/08/2013 at 5:18 PM

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