Monday, February 23, 2009

Main Street Arkansas Update - February 23, 2009

FOR THOSE OF YOU GOING TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE THIS WEEK – REMEMBER, THERE WILL BE NO SESSION HANDOUTS.  YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUTS AT WWW.MAINSTREET.ORG

 

Don't forget to check the conference blog at http://www.mainstreetlive09.blogspot.com/

 

Also, our state dinner is Monday at Italian Village at 6pm.  Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30.  Bring cash.  It's $30 for food, tax & tip. 

 

THIS WEEK - MARCH 1-4 : NATIONAL MAIN STREETS CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, IL

MARCH 15-17:  GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, FORT SMITH

MAY 14-16 : ARKANSAS PRESERVATION CONFERENCE, EUREKA SPRINGS

SEPTEMBER 14-16: DESTINATION DOWNTOWN, EL DORADO

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar February 23 - , 2009 

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MONDAY           
TUESDAY          

WEDNESDAY     

THURSDAY       Cary – National Main Streets Conference; Greg, Caroline, Susan – annual leave

FRIDAY              Cary, Greg, Caroline, Susan, Nancy – National Main Streets Conference  

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IN THIS ISSUE:

How The Economic Crash Will Reshape America

Light Rail in Central AR?
$2.5 Million Teardown in LR

LR Considers Selling Ray Winder/Park Land

400 Block of LR's Main Street to be Demolished

Kane Webb Column on Demo

El Dorado Promise

Comments on Main Street & Rebuttal

Endorsement by DG of Preservation Tax Credit & HB 1060

 

 

How The Economic Crash Will Reshape America

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200903/meltdown-geography

 

Light Rail in Central Arkansas?

http://www.arkansasplanning.org/?p=34

 

$2.5 Million Teardown in LR

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/printable.asp?aid=112202

 

LR Considers Selling Ray Winder/Park Land

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/feb/18/lr-reboots-ray-winder-bid-process-20090218/?news/arkansas (subscriber only, sorry)

 

400 Block of Main Street to be Destroyed

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/feb/18/main-street-demolitions-get-go-signal-20090218/?subscriber/national (subscriber only, sorry)

-          demolition seems to be the name of the game in the Capital City in recent months.  At the risk of hyperbole, it feels like the new age of Urban Renewal has hit LR. 

 

Kane Webb Gets It Right (again) Regarding the Demolition in Downtown LR

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Editorial/252795

 

El Dorado Hopes "the Promise" Brings Back the Golden Days

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/printable.asp?aid=112189

 

Comments & Rebuttal about Main Street

http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1233655126221430.xml&coll=1

http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2009/02/downtown_rebuttal.html

 

Endorsement of the Preservation Tax Credit & HB 1060

http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2009/feb/19/editorials-help-save-arkansas-20090219/ (subscriber only, sorry)

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

501.324.9186 voice

501.324.9184 fax

 

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The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust's Main Street Center's comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

 

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