Extension Draws Ire

North Walton Plan Has Residents Worried

Posted: January 16, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Shane Miller refers to a slideshow presentation Tuesday while addressing the Bentonville Planning Commission about his opposition to the Northwest Fifth Street extention in the proposed North Walton Boulevard corridor enhancement plan during the commission’s meeting in Bentonville. Miller was one of several residents that voiced their concern over the possible extension to North Walton Boulevard. Northwest Fifth Street is a deadend street.

The Planning Commission approved a redevelopment plan for North Walton Boulevard on Tuesday after hearing from several residents at a public hearing. Most of the comments came from residents concerned about an extension of Northwest Fifth Street from Bella Vista Road to North Walton Boulevard.

At A Glance

Commission Action

Bentonville’s Planning Commission setting zoning and regulations for businesses selling retail alcohol. Stipulations include:

• Alcohol may only be sold from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• No drive-through windows are allowed for alcohol sales.

• Any business that sells alcohol and is within 500 feet of a city park or trail must obtain a conditional use permit.

• Zoning specifications for liquor stores, microbreweries and wholesalers include commercial, downtown core and industrial classifications.

Source: Staff Report

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