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Central Landing funding to be discussed at council

Posted: February 10, 2014 - 6:57pm

It’s possible that options for funding a round of street projects connected to the Central Landing redevelopment of the city’s current airport will come up at Tuesday night’s Conway City Council meeting.

Though not on the agenda, the Conway City Council held a special meeting on Feb. 3 to talk about options involving bonding different revenue streams to raise money for the improvements, some of which would have to be complete for the Central Landing projected opening date in 2016. The opening date had originally been tentatively planned for sometime in 2017.

The council decided at the special meeting to bring up the issue again during Tuesday night’s council committee meeting, during which no official action can be taken. However, given the need to coordinate the street improvements with the opening date, the council could vote to make some official step during the full meeting.

About $18 million in street improvements relating to access to the Central Landing shopping center have been identified. This is in addition to the several ongoing and planned street improvements elsewhere in the city, including the Western Loop, which would also have to be paid for. So far, there has been no official talk about increasing city taxes to pay for street improvements.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m in the District Court building at 810 Parkway Street. The committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. For the full agenda, go to www.cityofconway.org.

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Lilly03
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Lilly03 02/11/14 - 12:10 pm
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Don't they usually suspend

Don't they usually suspend the rules and just do whateva anyway?

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4hogfans 02/11/14 - 06:11 pm
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Yes they do Lilly

First they will deem it an emergency, then proceed without bidding the job, selecting an entity with probable ties to Tab or his council, irregardless of the cost!

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