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Future Of Springdale Overlay District Debated

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A proposal to support a new business turned into a debate over new development that ended with no resolution.

At A Glance

Council Action

Springdale’s City Council met Tuesday and approved:

-An amended plat of Spring Hill Subdivision that added a fire access road and removed the requiring sprinklers

-Changing the permitting process for open burning in the city

-Spending $1.5 million for paving and repair of streets from the Capital Improvement Program fund

-Engineering design contracts for Fire Department improvement

-A contract for improvement on the Senior Center parking lot

-Condemnation on property owned by the Church of Northwest Arkansas along Dearing Road for right of way of the Don Tyson Interchange.

Source: Staff Report

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Sounds like a good debate was had by all and by accident or whatever, the city has at least temporarily made what I consider to be a wise choice. Listen to what the paid professional had to say - Gerald Luecke. The $100,000 in possible sales tax revenue is fools gold. A truck stop would unquestionably damage the retail development potential of that area. And folks, look at Springdale's sales tax revenue numbers, we need sales tax and real retail development. $100,000 and a truck stop will not get it done. The next question is, why is Mike Overton so interested in trying to push this thing through the city council?

Posted by: Publius

February 13, 2013 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

this was a good solution, i agree. springdale is already thought of as a parking lot (with good reason) buy the rest of NWA. We don't need to add the moniker "truck stop" to it.

2 questions:
why weren't Stout, Evans and Jaycox at the meeting? afraid to take a stance on this issue?
and
why do we keep electing Mike Overton to anything?

Posted by: MartinBalsam

February 13, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cudos to Bruns and Watson. A stinky, gaseous, loud truckstop.......whew, think about it! Springdale is dumpy....but getting better. Thanks to Mayor Sprouse.
Evans has been ill in the hospital. Who knows about the others.

Posted by: krazo

February 13, 2013 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

This is the Springdale of my dreams.

Posted by: JailBird

February 13, 2013 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Krazo;

Springdale is getting better thanks to mayor sprouse. You have got to be kidding.

Posted by: Hillary

February 13, 2013 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )