“Though the City of Little Rock is firmly committed to all neighborhoods of the City, we are proud to have been a partner in the revitalization of downtown. As the site of Little Rock’s founding, it holds a historical significance. As the home to Little RockCity Hall, it is where a portion of the City’s employees work.
In addition to City Hall, downtown is home to two Fire Stations, four Police facilities, the City’s oldest park (MacArthurPark), the City’s newest park (Clinton Presidential Park), RiverfrontPark, and the River Market. In the 2004 Capital Bond Program, the City committed a substantial portion of the funds to infrastructure improvements in downtown.
The importance of downtown is not just historical or geographical. One hallmark of a progressive City is a thriving downtown. As businesses are looking for locations, the quality of the Downtown is a key component. For Little Rock to grow and thrive in all neighborhoods, the City must present a vital, active downtown.
Just as it has been since Little Rock’s beginning, the corporate and governmental mix will continue in downtown. The residential and retail components are on the increase. As this development continues, it is pleasing to see the combination of new construction and preservation of historic buildings.
The success of downtown has been a result of collaboration between the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. As we look to the future, the City is proud to partner in downtown.”
City of Little Rock,