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West LR residents hope to halt new development

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday night, a hold on new apartment complexes in west Little Rock will be up for a hot debate.

The City Board will be discussing a moratorium that Brodie Creek and Woodland's Edge hopes to see passed.

Do your homework. That's the message the homeowners of two Little Rock subdivisions have for the Little Rock City Board of Directors.

On Tuesday, the board will discuss a resolution to put a one year hold on the development of an apartment complex in that area.

Doris Wright, the City Director of Ward 6, proposed the moratorium.

The land in question was rezoned by the Planning Commission from single-family to multi-family late last year at the request of the developer, Keith Richardson.

 Homeowners say they're worried the cart is being put before the horse, that the city should improve the roads and be sure the area can handle the traffic, before considering adding even more apartments.

“It's the traffic for sure, but it's a lot beyond traffic also, because a road also needs shoulders. We don't have shoulders anywhere, it's mostly ditches, we have some stretches where the developer has improved the road, but the long stretch of Bowman, it's still a narrow little country road with city traffic on it,” said Brodie Creek Resident, Ann Marshall.

Marshall says Brodie Creek and Woodland's Edge have been told that the City has no plans to widen or improve Bowman Road.

Marshall and neighbors are asking for the community's support at tomorrow's meeting. That will happen Tuesday night at 6 at City Hall and is open to the public. 

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