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The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted Wednesday to move forward with existing siteselection plans, ignoring large portions of a Little Rock Board of Directors request to slow down and look at sites that “can be obtained without the objections of residents.”

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 06/21/2012

Print Headline: Tech-park selection still a go, board says


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  • 000
    June 21, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

    Good for the Tech Park board.

    “can be obtained without the objections of residents.” is just ignorant. Stupid, even. Shows the mental caliber of some city directors.

    A few property owners can't be allowed to halt progress for the whole city and the state. That's why eminent-domain exists. The property owners of the 40 acres bounded by Jonesboro Drive on the west, Peyton Street on the east, Interstate 630 on the north and West 11th Street on the south are sitting on a gold mine. I wish I had property over there. The Jonesboro overpass leads right to the UAMS campus. The Pine/Cedar exits do too. This is PRIME real estate for development. The money should be VERY good. Do a Google Map "walk" down Maryland and you will see what I mean.

    I live just east of UAMS. I would be glad to sell my property to developers. Those living west of Childern's are in the same lucky boat. This whole area should be built up into a world class medical/research complex. A real boost for the State of Arkansas.

    Children's, Blind and Deaf Schools, UAMS are all right there, Midtown. Along with a LOT of crappy urban blight. Clean up the blight, give blight owners fair compensation for PRIME real estate - win, win.

  • 000
    June 21, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.

    Oh, yeah - this would help with the 12th street corridor problem, too.

  • 000
    June 22, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.

    and now it is NOT a go. SHAME on Ken and Erma. SHAME.

  • 000
    June 23, 2012 at 11:17 a.m.

    I think I am going to start an activist group. I am calling it "Habitat for Technology". Through an educational outreach accomplished by community presentations, literature and local media coverage, we will raise money to help fund the buyout of ghetto real estate for a midtown technology park. There is no way a very few "agginners" can stop the revitalization of a rotten city core if the rest of the caring LR population get involved. Ken and Erma have just made this a big deal for everybody in the city.

  • SunshineNan
    June 23, 2012 at 11:56 a.m.

    I am with you, Pobucker. I need no further convincing, so save your literature. Where do I send the check?