Clift, Zoie
December 2005
Planning;Dec2005, Vol. 71 Issue 11, p46
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The article focuses on the redevelopment plans for Little Rock, Arkansas' central business and financial district. In 2004, the city opened the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center which anchors development on the eastern edge of Little Rock. According to George Wittenberg, coordinator of urban design in the urban studies and design program at the University of Arkansas, the Six Bridges Framework Plan and the Downtown Corridors Framework are proof that downtown revitalization is underway. This revitalization, he adds, has been made possible by about $1.3 billion in public and private development investments downtown. City planners looked to Portland, Oregon as a model for Little Rock's riverfront redevelopment plan. In contrast to other cities, whose waterfront areas have become congested with industrial buildings and highways, much of the land adjacent to the Arkansas River had been kept relatively open.


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