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  1. This seems to be a problem everywhere in the state and it's one of the primary reasons that I won't be moving back anytime soon. While it might not be a priority to everyone my age, if cities want to attract young talent, they are going to need to develop these walkable areas. Until that happens, a lot of people like me are going to continue to live in larger cities where a car-free lifestyle is possible.
  2. In urban planning, a transit-oriented development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walkingdistance of public transport. A TOD typically includes a central transit stop (such as a train station, or light rail or bus stop) surrounded by a high-density mixed-use area, with lower-density areas spreading out from this center. A TOD is also typically designed to be more walkable than other built-up areas, through using smaller block sizes and reducing the land area dedicated to automobiles.[1][2] The densest areas of a TOD are normally located within a radius of ¼ to ½ mile (400 to 800 m) around the central transit stop, as this is considered to be an appropriate scale for pedestrians, thus solving the last mile problem. Wiki Transit-Oriented Development
  3. The Tech support building is going to be across Razorback Rd. from the southern end of the track complex. http://planning.uark.edu/capital_budgeting/content/2011_rfq_gc_ITsupport.pdf The Housing Office is going to be just east of the Bookstore portion of the Garland Center. http://planning.uark...ousingadmin.pdf
  4. It's actually not a new building.(though it sure looks like it is). An addition and renovation to the existing H&S building. From my understanding it will be used to house the nursing program and some of the other Health Sciences.
  5. There is also a location at the Law Library, but I don't think that the patrons will overlap very much, if at all.
  6. It was the old KUAF building just across Dickson from Engineering Hall. There is a video of the demolition here. I believe that this is where the proposed bio-engineering lab building would be going, but I don't know when that would happen. Per the bi-annual, state funding requests the predicted cost is ~$80 million, so it might be a while.
  7. Didn't see anything posted about it, but the Dickson Street annex was torn down the end of last week. Came down pretty quickly.
  8. This is something that I have been thinking about. The increase in population in NWA (assuming that it pics back up), especially with the Hispanic population in Springdale, is not going to be decidedly Republican. If Fayetteville is taken out of the 3rd I think that it would remove any possibility of this being a contested district in the future. On the other hand, keeping Fayetteville were it is would mean that a more conservative population would being moving out, further evening out the situation for NWA. Putting Fayetteville in the 4th district just seems shortsighted, something that might be reversed another ten years from now.
  9. Good grief, I know. On the cone patrol section of the Access Fayetteville website (link below) the city mentions Sweetser Construction specifically. Almost sounds like they are trying to deflect some criticism. Also says that whoever is planning on laying that last layer of asphalt is waiting for warmer weather. How they were supposed to finish it at the end of November, who knows. http://www.accessfayetteville.org/government/projects/cone_patrol/index.cfm
  10. It seems like the ordinance could have been put in place so that it would only limit areas that are zoned as commercial or industrial locations. I don't think that you would see many, if any, problems with individual homeowners building a shed or making a garden. If the ordinance's goal is really to stop pollution, why bother with all the people who aren't going to be doing the polluting.
  11. It seems like they would have to go out of their way to put Fayetteville into the 4th district jumping over Ft. Smith. How would the physical connection be there? Besides, most changes would shift District 2 further left, so I would think that the changes would even themselves out if District 4 moves rightwards. I dunno. I think that NWA would be best served if it is not split up though.
  12. I wonder if anything will be done to compensate for the 1st and 2nd story entrances to Science/Engineering that appear to be lost. I've never been a big fan of the SCEN building because it seems far to sterile, but the fact that it really doesn't have a true entrance or foyer doesn't help in my mind. Out of curiosity, do you have contacts with the university, or is all of this info freely available somewhere?
  13. Thanks for the info. Having seen the plans for the reno, I was hoping that I would get to see some of it implemented while I'd still be using it, but it sounds like I'll be long gone by then.
  14. wizard, do you have any information about Mullins renovations? I've seen several renderings thrown around, but have never heard any solid information about it being done anytime soon.
  15. The Brown Sugar Bakeshop Yikes! A bit to strong of a pink for my tastes. Should have gone with the pink from the awning lettering.
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