Monday, October 29 - UPDATE - Don’t allow the development of Mergeron Court on Markham across from Brady Elementary

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UPDATE 10-29-18

The Little Rock Planning Commission hearing will be held THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 4PM in City Hall, located at 500 W. Markham Street. All concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. If you would like to contact the Commission Members, their info is at the bottom of this post. Additionally, please cc Dana Carney, Zoning and Subdivision Manager at dcarney@LittleRock.gov with each letter sent to any Planning Commissioners.

A request has been made for a proposed development between the Markham and Mississippi and the Markham and Rodney Parham intersections by Rodney Chandler, owner of Icon Development and Homes, LLC in Little Rock. The site of the proposed 12-house development is the 2.15 acre lot between the Wingate and Kaylin Hills neighborhoods, accessed off Markham directly across from Brady Elementary, proposed to be known as Mergeron Court. It is currently all green space.

The community is adamantly opposed to this development. Chief among concerns are exacerbating existing drainage and flooding issues and increasing traffic in the Brady Elementary school zone. This will also destroy vital green space and wildlife and cause noise and air pollution.

We respectfully ask the board NOT to approve the preliminary plat.

This area is already prone to flooding and drainage issues. The property in question is the low point in a geographic bowl. A topographical map shows that water from 450 acres (from Cantrell Road south to Markham Street) drains into the creek adjacent to this property. When the creek is high, properties all along it already experience flooding. The creek is already at capacity, and this green space is absolutely vital to absorbing rainfall and slowing the water flow into the creek.

The developer has said his development will pave over most of this green space. No hydrological studies have been made.

Further, the entrance to this development will be directly across from Brady Elementary, causing increased traffic and additional safety issues. This will add another entrance/exit to the busy street as well as more cars and traffic exactly where students are being dropped off and picked up.

Please share this information with your neighbors, friends and on social media

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS—

Also, cc each email to the Planning Commissioners to Dana Carney at dcarney@LittleRock.gov

Craig Berry

480 Ridgeway Drive

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 399-3943

caberry1955@gmail.com


Buelah Bynum

8719 Kennesaw Mountain Drive

Mabelvale, AR 72103

(501) 227-5883

laydbeejay@gmail.com


Keith Cox

16 Honey Bear Court

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 614-5016

keith.cox@bxs.com


Rebecca Finney

12814 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 258-8867

becky@beckyfinney.com


Scott Hamilton

1700 Centerview Drive

Little Rock. AR 72211

(501) 244-1505

sdanh1@gmail.com


Marlon Haynes

30 Summit Ridge Drive

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 541-3754

mhaynes@21cjs.com


Troy Laha

7 Althea Circle

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 565-7384

lahaengrls@sbcglobal.net


Paul Latture

2 Calais Court

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 681-5298

platture@yahoo.com


Bill May

8411 Leawood Boulevard

Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 225-4785

bmay37@sbcglobal.net


Robert Stebbins

28 Sherrill Road

Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 666-7101

robertbstebbins@att.net


Diana Thomas

300 Springwood Drive

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 960-7390

ArkRealEstate@aol.com

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