It's almost one year since Jump Start planning grants were awarded as part of our Imagine Central Arkansas long-range planning program. Last October, the Imagine Central Arkansas Partners and Regional Planning Advisory Council selected five neighborhoods in Central Arkansas to receive assistance redeveloping their areas. Those sites are:
- Conway’s Markham St
- Bryant’s Old Town Bryant
- North Little Rock’s Park Hill & Levy neighborhoods
- Little Rock’s 12th Street Corridor
In the past year walking audits of the neighborhood were accomplished to survey the needs.
Dan Burden, renowned expert on walkability leads a group on a walk audit through Park Hill
Public meetings were held.
Conway kicks off their Jump Start project with a room full of residents
Input was taken on everything!
Park Hill residents use a map for a planning exercise
What will the future of these communities look like? Stay up to date with Jump Start and attend an upcoming meeting to find out.
The goal of Jump Start is to show that development patterns featuring higher densities, mixed uses (commercial, residential and retail) and containing a variety of housing choices in a range of price points can be both commercially successful and environmentally sustainable. As a result, such development patterns can generate more tax revenue and fewer public expenses per acre, making them more sustainable over time from the public sector standpoint.