Arkanzin

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Well the old Shackleford Kroger is closed, wonder what will go in there. That shopping center needs a redo for sure.

Edwards Food Giant, maybe?

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According to this evenings City Board of Directors' agenda, Target is considering the possibility of creating a small outlot at the front of the property on Chenal Parkway. The easements in question cris-cross over the area under consideration for the outlot. The property is zoned PD-C, Planned Development Commercial, and any new development will have to be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Directors. All utility companies have approved the proposed easement abandonments.

 

I've attached (I think) a link to the sketch of the proposed outlot.  Any idea what Target is planning on doing with this outlot?  I'm guessing they are interested in leasing the property.  Hopefully it could be a restaurant of some sort.  

 

http://www.littlerock.org/BoardOfDirectors/MeetingAgendas/Agendas/AGENDA%20-%20WEB%20-%202-3-2015/G-24-046%20SKETCH.pdf 

Zoe's Kitchen

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Edwards Food Giant, maybe?

Or, possibly, it could be a Cash Saver to court bargain shoppers.  Otherwise, if Edwards isn't interested in the location, maybe it might be a good entry point for Harp's in Little Rock.

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Natural Grocers is looking to build a store at 9210 Rodney Parham.  This is down the street from the old Whole Foods location before it relocated.

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Natural Grocers is looking to build a store at 9210 Rodney Parham.  This is down the street from the old Whole Foods location before it relocated.

 

More specifically, it's the site where Western Sizzlin' once stood (and later, some questionable-at-best Chinese restaurants), just over from Walgreens (9200 Rodney Parham).

 

Also worth noting, from the Natural Grocers company overview...

 

Stores range from 5,000 to 16,000 selling square feet; new stores average approximately 11,000 selling square feet

 Approximately one quarter of a store’s selling square footage is dedicated to dietary supplements

 Approximately 20,700 SKUs of natural and organic products per comparable store, including approximately 6,700 SKUs of dietary supplements

Edited by ArkansasTraveler

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Does anyone know what is being built on Rahling road between Cantrell and Chenal?  I know they are widening the road to 4 lanes so that the whole stretch is the same.

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Does anyone know what is being built on Rahling road between Cantrell and Chenal?  I know they are widening the road to 4 lanes so that the whole stretch is the same.

 

Chenal Development is clearing that in anticipation of it being utilized, but nothing is committed at this time. I think it's zoned for multi-family and office, so pretty typical stuff. I doubt it will stay vacant for long.

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Chenal Development is clearing that in anticipation of it being utilized, but nothing is committed at this time. I think it's zoned for multi-family and office, so pretty typical stuff. I doubt it will stay vacant for long.

Yeah I don't imagine it taking long to be in use.  My parents live just off Rahling and hate all the work going on, they are trying to sell their house within the next year before it gets worse.

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Chenal Development is clearing that in anticipation of it being utilized, but nothing is committed at this time. I think it's zoned for multi-family and office, so pretty typical stuff. I doubt it will stay vacant for long.

 

That can't be right.  City code prohibits clear-cutting until a planned unit has been submitted and construction is to begin.  This is a "relatively" new code, adopted in response to the very valid complaints from residents about developers who just clear-cut their own lots THEN put a for sale sign on them.

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That can't be right.  City code prohibits clear-cutting until a planned unit has been submitted and construction is to begin.  This is a "relatively" new code, adopted in response to the very valid complaints from residents about developers who just clear-cut their own lots THEN put a for sale sign on them.

 

This was from the Democrat-Gazette's April 18th edition:

 

Deltic Timber Corp. will spend $8 million over the next year to expand Rahling Road in west Little Rock, Ray Dillon, chief executive officer of the El Dorado firm, said Friday.

Rahling Road will be widened by two lanes from the end of the divided street to Hinson Road to handle an increase in traffic between Chenal Parkway and Arkansas 10.

Deltic already has begun work on the project with the removal of acres of trees on a hill near the Rahling Road intersection with Pebble Beach Drive. Deltic will use dirt from the hillside as fill for the street expansion, Dillon said.

By using the on-site dirt, there won't be a need for any dirt to be hauled to or away from the site, said Tim Daters, the principal engineer with White-Daters & Associates of Little Rock, which is working with Deltic.

The $8 million investment will bring to $17 million what Deltic and other property owners have spent on Rahling Road. Since 1989, Deltic has invested more than $75 million in public infrastructure in Chenal Valley, the firm said.

"[The widening] goes back to the commitment we made to the city of Little Rock [20 years ago] and the fulfillment of that commitment," Dillon said.

Deltic expects more projects, such as single-family, multifamily and retail-office projects, will be considered by developers after work on Rahling Road is finished in about a year, Dillon said at a groundbreaking.

Deltic has received zoning for such projects, but has had no active discussions with developers, Dillon said. The reason is the company wants to complete construction on Rahling Road, he said.

"It's much easier for the developer to understand once they see where the entrances are," Dillon said. "Deltic develops the land but then we market the land to the vertical developers -- residential homebuilders and commercial real estate developers who build [the projects]."

The new residential construction will be near the tree line above the dirt work, Daters said. There will be one multifamily project near the Village at Rahling Road apartments, Dillon said.

The office-retail space will depend on the need, Dillon said.

"There could be a series of office sites or there could be a couple of large office sites," Dillon said.

There is no timetable or cost estimate for any of the projects, Dillon said.

"It depends on how the economy improves and then as the need arises," Dillon said.

Since development activities in west Little Rock began in Chenal Valley in 1986, 2,846 lots have been developed in 35 neighborhoods with about 2,568 homes constructed or under construction, Deltic said in its Form 10-K annual federal filing. When fully developed, Chenal Valley could have about 4,600 single-family residences, the filing said.

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Anyone know what fast food place is being built just off Target parking lot next to Chico's? It was just parking area but within the last few weeks they pulled the lot up and already have most of the frame and roofing up for something (clearly fast food based on design and drive through). Unless its new to market i cant guess what it could be, all the other major fast food stops are in the area.

 

-R

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Anyone know what fast food place is being built just off Target parking lot next to Chico's? It was just parking area but within the last few weeks they pulled the lot up and already have most of the frame and roofing up for something (clearly fast food based on design and drive through). Unless its new to market i cant guess what it could be, all the other major fast food stops are in the area.

 

-R

Zoe's Kitchen. It's fast, casual Mediterranean with salads, wraps, pitas, and kabobs. There are quite a few in the DFW metro which is where I have mostly seen them.

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Zoe's Kitchen. It's fast, casual Mediterranean with salads, wraps, pitas, and kabobs. There are quite a few in the DFW metro which is where I have mostly seen them.

So right next to Taziki's?  I'd be surprised if it's better than that...Taziki's is pretty solid.

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La Madeleine is going in close to Zoe's Kitchen somewhere.  

From my understanding, it's going in that building near Luby's and on that same side where I think there was a car dealership at one time.  

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From my understanding, it's going in that building near Luby's and on that same side where I think there was a car dealership at one time.  

The old (original) Infiniti dealer building, before it moved to the north side of Markham (right across the street, which has been converted into a strip retail center that includes Jimmy John's), and then to Colonel Glenn?

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The old (original) Infiniti dealer building, before it moved to the north side of Markham (right across the street, which has been converted into a strip retail center that includes Jimmy John's), and then to Colonel Glenn?

I believe they are either going in the building already there or in the parking lot. I hear there is talk of a Torchy's Tacos going in this location as well. 

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The paper today stated that a Murphy USA is under construction at Markham and Chenal.  

"The new large-format Murphy USA fuel facility and convenience store is expected to be like two stores in Little Rock, one of them on Arkansas 10 at Taylor Loop Road and another being built at Markham Street and Chenal Parkway. Those stores are roughly 3,400-3,500 square feet."

Anybody know where this is going? Replacing?  

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Never mind!  I see where a plumbing permit was issued for 12600 Chenal Parkway which is the old address for the Sears Auto building.  

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Bank of the Ozarks has purchased land for a new headquarters at the Ranch on Hwy 10. The new building will be the first phase and plans call for it to be 180,000 sq ft . The bank will retain their current headquarters across form the Promenade At Chenal. Just down the street the Little Rock School District is in the process of turning the former Leisure Arts office and warehouse into a new middle school.

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