Local Ordinance District

A local ordinance district is a geographically definable area in which historic structures and their setting are protected by public review.  In Little Rock, there is one historic district that is also a local ordinance district, MacArthur Park Historic District. This district is protected by public review through the Little Rock Historic District Commission.


Proposed Central High School Neighborhood Historic District 2022

The Planning & Development Department is proposing to establish a local ordinance district for the Central High School Neighborhood Historic District. 

The report for this initiative and the proposed establishing ordinance will be heard at the February 7, 2023 Board of Directors meeting. Concurrently, an ordinance to increase the number of members on the Historic District Commission is being proposed to increase district representation. The HDC has also submitted a Resolution of Support to the Board requesting funds for a grant program and the approval of additional staff for increased technical assistance to residents.


MacArthur Park Historic District

Guidelines for Rehabilitation and New Construction

Revised April 2022

Sections I and II: Introduction (Table of Contents) and Historic Preservation in Little Rock

Section III: Design Guidelines for Rehabilitation

Section IV: Design Guidelines for Additions

Sections V: Design Guidelines for Detached New Construction of Primary and Secondary Buildings

Section VI-VII: Guidelines for Relocation and Demolition; Design Guidelines for Site Design

Section VIII: Architectural Styles and Features

Section IX: Legal Authority and Procedures

Section X: Appendices A - H

Section X: Appendices I - N


-COA Application and Review Process


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