We’re conducting a survey of downtown historic neighborhoods and need volunteers with tablets or smartphones to survey properties during the week of September 8 - 12. Whether you have a background in an architecture-related field or you’re a local resident who cares about the buildings in your neighborhood, we’d love your participation! Everyone is welcome.
This is an opportunity to contribute to informed decision-making about buildings and land in Little Rock neighborhoods as well as have some fun and learn some new things too! Training will be provided.
The City of Little Rock has been awarded a grant to study the existing structures in the downtown area, generally considered to be the greater Quapaw Quarter area. Place Economics is coordinating the survey, but in order to survey 8000 parcels, we need volunteers to assist us. The volunteers will be trained on the approximately seven questions that will be asked on each property. Volunteers will be grouped in pairs or threes. You will need a smart phone or tablet with access to wifi.
The call for volunteers has been finalized. We would very much appreciate your help sending this to various universities/programs, community/neighborhood orgs, distributing it on your own social media sites, etc. to get the word out. The farther we can spread this, the better chance of getting enough volunteers to complete the survey in 4.5 days! Anyone who wants to help survey for whatever length of time they're able, they're welcome.
There's an intro page there with some info about what to expect, so feel free to pull any language from there that can help frame this when you're talking about it with others/emailing to orgs. My contact info is in there too if anyone has questions. This will help us get a sense of who's interested in volunteering and who's available when.
Thanks for your interest in the Little Rock Relocal Field Survey! We need your help to survey neighborhood properties. Whether you have a background in an architecture-related field or you’re a local resident who cares about the buildings in your neighborhood, we’d love your participation! Everyone is welcome. This is an opportunity to contribute to informed decision-making about buildings and land in Little Rock neighborhoods as well as hopefully have some fun and learn some new things too!
MacArthur Park Historic District
The MacArthur Park Historic District is the only local historic district within the City of Little Rock, which means it is the only place where an application
for a Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to making any change to the exterior of any structure. To assist you with making an application, the Little Rock Historic District Commission has developed the MacArthur Park Historic District - Guidelines for Rehabilitation and New Construction. This document follows:
MacArthur Park Historic District
Guidelines for Rehabilitation and New Construction
Sections I and II
: Introduction (Table of Contents) and Historic Preservation in Little Rock
Sections V - VIII
: Design Guidelines for Additions and Alterations; Site Design; Relocation and Demolition; Commercial Structures
The MacArthur Park Local Ordinance Historic District boundary is illustrated on the following Map.
Tax Credits for Historic Rehabilitation
Little Rock Citywide Historic Preservation Plan 2009
The Little Rock Citywide Historic Preservation Plan is divided into multiple parts for easier downloads. They are as follows:
- Acknowledgements, I. Executive Summary, II. Introduction, III. What Historic Preservation Means to Little Rock: An Essential Component of Community Economic Development, IV. How Historic Preservation Works in Little Rock, and V. Previous Historic Preservation and Planning Efforts
- VI. Historic Preservation Trends Today—What Works/Challenges and VII. Goal—Increase Identification and Recognition of Little Rock’s Historic Resources
- VIII. Goal—Expand the Range of Incentives and Protection to Property Owners
- IX. Goal—Increase Effectiveness of City Agencies and Organizations, X. Goal—Enhance Education Efforts on the Economic Benefits and Sustainability of Historic Preservation and XI. Implementation
- Appendix A. Little Rock’s Proud Past—Historical and Architectural Development
- Appendix A. Little Rock’s Proud Past—Historical and Architectural Development continued
- Appendix B. Little Rock’s National Register-Listed Properties (April 2009)
- Appendix C. Zoning, Land Use and Historic Preservation
Little Rock Historic District Commission Calendar
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|January 9, 2015
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|February 6, 2015
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|March 6, 2015
||April 13, 2015
|April 10, 2015
||May 11, 2015
|May 8, 2015
||June 8, 2015
|June 5, 2015
||July 13, 2015
|July 10, 2015
||August 10, 2015
|August 7, 2015
||September 14, 2015
|September 11, 2015
||October 12, 2015
|October 9, 2015
||November 9, 2015
|November 6, 2015
||December 14, 2015
|December 11, 2015
||January 11, 2016
The Historic District Commission meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM in the Board Chambers, second floor of Little Rock City Hall.