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Re: “Predictions anyone? A couple of Arkansas races of interest

I think we'll end up with a runoff between Baker and Frank and Baker will win.

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Posted by Little Rocker on 11/06/2018 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Capitol Zoning Commission to take up Airbnb rules

This reminds me of when Joan Adcock was against Uber.

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Posted by Little Rocker on 10/17/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Metroplan weighs in on 30 Crossing

This also doesn't address the new traffic flow on Fourth and Capitol and Sixth, a big disruption to the downtown grid that will NOT make some commuter users of I-30 happy when they find a new route to, say, Riverdale

- Max today

So ..... Let's talk about removing the exit ramp there and talk again about the mall. Let's close La Harpe, too, at Clinton Avenue to make the River Market a pedestrian friendlier zone. Let's close La Harpe all the way to State, in fact, and expand the Riverfront Park into that space. Yes, a new entrance to the downtown grid would have to be devised. Sixth Street is one possibility. Or maybe made the entrance from I-630.

- Max in 2015…

Posted by Little Rocker on 07/27/2018 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Acxiom to sell data business for $2.3 billion

Hey AOAT - that "building on Third St" isn't occupied by Acxiom anymore. It was bought by Simmons Bank over a year ago. Acxiom's remaining LR operations already moved to Main Street in much smaller space. The bulk of Acxiom's Arkansas employees are in WLR (at a data center) and Conway.

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Posted by Little Rocker on 07/03/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “I-30 widening document ready for review next week

"the project will double I-30's width at President Clinton Avenue"

Yeah, if you completely ignore the fact that in addition to the existing through-lanes passing over Clinton Ave, you also have the exit ramp that you have to walk under. Combined, it's a total of 170 feet according to Google Earth measurements. If you count the cloverleaf exit ramps that you have to walk past which will be replaced with flat park land (as clearly illustrated in your pic above), the actual impact of the interstate on Clinton Ave as it currently exists stretches about 950 feet. As pictured above, it's only 230 feet of impact. that leaves 720 linear feet for park land that stretches about 650 feet wide between Clinton and 3rd. So roughly 468,000 square feet of new park space in the River Market in that spot, alone (10.74 acres).

Then you take away an additional 3 blocks worth of off-ramp stretching between 2nd and 3rd. That's 1000 feet long from Sherman to Cumberland. It's 90 feet wide as you walk under it at River Market Ave, and the total right-of-way appears to be closer to 160 feet wide. So add another 160,000 square feet (about 3.7 acres) of park land.

Everything pictured above in green is currently elevated concrete and will be torn down and replaced with flat grade-level park land. And you think this has a negative impact on downtown?

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Posted by Little Rocker on 06/07/2018 at 5:09 PM

Re: “H.A.M.'s Brandon Brown signed on for new restaurant

Great news! So glad Brandon Brown is back in the kitchen and what a cool location for it!

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Posted by Little Rocker on 04/12/2018 at 2:39 PM

Re: “As Little Rock City Hall turns: Exploring candidate, easing up on marijuana, Arts Center bonds

Libby - that sentence you quoted wasnt a statement of what the city does or doesnt want to do. He was explaining that the ordinance requested by Ken isnt merely a statement of what the city would like to see happen (as in previous resolutions), but rather an ordinance dictation policy to bodies over which the city has no authority, like the prosecutors office. Also, Tom doesnt work for the mayor, he works for the city board, who can hire/fire him. The mayor had no authority over him.

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Posted by Little Rocker on 03/04/2018 at 3:11 PM

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