Tagged: jim mckenzie

Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

by Alexis Crowe 11/4/2015 3:35 pm

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department’s $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year’s replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don’t expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Sustainable Communities Focus of UA Summit in North Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/17/2013 8:39 am

Building and maintaining sustainable communities was the focus of the second-annual Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit Wednesday from the Wyndham Riverfront in downtown North Little Rock.

Abundance of Water Could Help Arkansas' Future Growth

by Karen Martin 2/28/2011 6:08 am

Jim McKenzie, director of Metroplan, says that while Arkansas, like many areas of the country, faces water supply challenges in the future, water scarcity in some parts of the country could present economic development opportunities here.

Green Movement Grows in Arkansas

by Arkansas Green Guide staff 1/1/2008 12:00 am

Examples of the ongoing eco-friendly efforts by local governments, nonprofits, private developers and residents.

Central Arkansas Growing Green (and Doing Well)

by Arkansas Green Guide Staff 1/1/2008 12:00 am

Challenges presented by environmental change and concerns require solutions that involve local governments, non-profit organizations, private developers and residents. Here, we highlight a few of the ongoing eco-friendly efforts made by these groups.