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Shopping center coming to old Chevy dealership

Posted: January 7, 2014 - 3:37pm
The development model includes a Cheddar’s restaurant, according to the developer, but nothing is "set in stone."

The old Superior Chevrolet property on Oak Street will be redeveloped as a four-building restaurant/retail shopping center. The development model includes a Cheddar’s restaurant, according to the developer, but nothing is "set in stone." 

City planning, street, engineering and fire officials met with the developer, John Maggiore of Dallas-based Street Level Investments, for a preliminary meeting this afternoon to begin discussing things like traffic and rainwater drainage. 

A site plan shows one 19,200 square-foot building and three other buildings between 8,000 and 9,000 square feet. All of the buildings are marked as restaurant/retail.

City Engineer Ronnie Hall said that a traffic study is required to work out what street improvements will be needed. Traffic studies are paid for by the developer, as will street improvements that mostly serve the development. These improvements will, at the least, probably include widening Bill Dean Drive at the east end of the property to provide a turn lane.

The preliminary meeting had been scheduled for 10:30 a.m., but Maggiore had an airport delay.

A public input meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall. The Superior Chevrolet property has been on the market for about a year. Approval by city hall and the planning commission should take about 90 days, after which the schedule is up to the developer.

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ARBEAR
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ARBEAR 01/07/14 - 04:10 pm
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Tab's tower

Maybe Tab should consider erecting his half lit holiday tower near Conway Commons next Christmas, because that's where most of the shoppers will be.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/07/14 - 04:11 pm
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Hmm

"City Engineer Ronnie Hall said that a traffic study is required to work out what street improvements will be needed."

A traffic study done on East Oak Street? I suppose there is a first time for everything.

It doesn't take much of a study to recognize how horribly out of sync those traffic lights are. I can't tell you how many times I've seen traffic backed up through the next intersection to where people on the side streets can't go anywhere when they finally get the green light.

alipage72
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alipage72 01/09/14 - 11:05 am
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Aww

C'mon, I was actually hoping for more lights. Honestly, who needs to have 50 feet between traffic lights?

But seriously, could not agree with you more on how out of sync they are. I try to avoid that area altogether.

Lilly03
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Lilly03 01/07/14 - 04:31 pm
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Aw ... and the 90 day wait on

Aw ... and the 90 day wait on City approval
But this is exciting stuff - hopefully the develpoper will be ready on the 91st day to get started!

dburton
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dburton 01/07/14 - 04:40 pm
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New Restaurant

Arkansas needs a Cheesecake Factory!!

cjsmom92
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cjsmom92 01/07/14 - 04:59 pm
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service

Hope the service is better here than the one in Little Rock. Good food but really lousy service.

alfred_b12
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alfred_b12 01/07/14 - 11:51 pm
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What can be 19,000 sq. Ft.

What can be 19,000 sq. Ft.

Stella3
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Stella3 01/08/14 - 10:30 am
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Sports Academy?

Sports Academy?

alfred_b12
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alfred_b12 01/07/14 - 11:51 pm
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What can be 19,000 sq. Ft.

What can be 19,000 sq. Ft.

conwayville
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conwayville 01/08/14 - 09:36 pm
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Just what is needed in Conway

More restaurants, more TRAFFIC CONGESTION. Traffic study? And who does that? Ronnie? Or Tabby?

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