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Plan to build Little Rock complex irks neighbors

Enough multifamily units already nearby, they say

A new 408-unit apartment complex is planned in west Little Rock, which has provoked objections from some residents in nearby single-family subdivisions.

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$17M budget seen for visitors bureau The Little Rock Visitors and Convention Bureau said it expects a 3 percent increase in both revenue and expenses next year, boosting its budget to just under $17 million.

'16 to bring 4.75% sewer-bill rise

Pipe replacement, personnel raising costs, utility says

Operating and maintenance expenses at Little Rock Wastewater are budgeted to increase 4.4 percent to $26.6 million next year, partly because of employee raises, the addition of two staff positions and the expansion of a pipe replacement program.

Little Rock panel OKs hotel-tax plan to fund museum, park redo

A proposal to raise taxes charged to hotel customers in Little Rock is now in the city Board of Directors' hands after the Advertising and Promotion Commission approved a resolution Tuesday recommending the increase.

Little Rock directors delay vote on I-30 corridor resolution

The Little Rock Board of Directors couldn't agree Tuesday on a resolution that asked the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to consider alternatives to its proposed Interstate 30 renovation project.

Panelists to pitch LR hotel-room tax for art center, park

A proposal to be pitched today would increase Little Rock's hospitality tax levied on hotel visitors by 2 percent to fund significant renovation of the Arkansas Arts Center, as well as pay for improvements to MacArthur Park and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

2 library-director finalists meet, greet public in LR

The two candidates vying to become the next executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System met with the public Monday night during an informal reception at the Main Library in downtown Little Rock.

Housing agency sets budget rise

$18.4M proposed in ’16 as vouchers for veterans increase

The Metropolitan Housing Alliance's budget for next year is projected to increase by 14 percent, to almost $18.4 million.

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3 state agencies ahead of any smoking ban

The federal government wants to ban smoking in and near public housing units nationwide within the next two years.

North Little Rock takeover of Maumelle wastewater services finalized

Maumelle Water Management and North Little Rock Wastewater entered into an agreement this week for North Little Rock to take over the wastewater portion of the Maumelle entity.