FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Drop-in Event Set for Jump Start 12th Street
WHAT: A drop-in event for the Jump Start 12th Street for property owners to learn about the re-classification of properties for the 12th Street Corridor design overlay district
WHO: Little Rock Planning and Development Department employees, Planning Commission Plans Committee members
WHERE: Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center
3805 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
WHEN: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Property owners are invited to learn more about the re-classification of properties in the Jump Start 12th Street project during a drop-in event at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Staff from the Planning and Development Department will be on hand to discuss the re-classification of property to R4-A and UU with overlays (MU- Mixed Use, NB – Neighborhood, HMU Highway Mixed Use). Members of the Planning Commission’s Plans Committee may also be in attendance.
The Board of Directors adopted the 12th Street Corridor plan in 2010. In 2015, they approved the core implementation and action plan.
In the past few years, millions of dollars of public funding has been invested in the corridor, including the Little Rock Police Department’s 12th Street Station that opened in September 2014.
The goals for the 12th Street Core Plan are to: Develop an implementation/business plan to more the 12th Street Corridor vision Plan forward, utilizing techniques to bring various groups together; Identify and implement best practices for public improvements (streets infrastructure, stormwater, etc.); Catalyze vacant lot development neat the new 12th Street Mixed-use Station to take advantage of the City investment and supporting additional housing types, population diversity and historic preservation, and to support plan to more the 12th Street Corridor vision Plan forward, utilizing techniques to bring prior community development efforts.