Tagged: metroplan

Little Rock Metro's Housing Permits Down in 2013

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 12:51 pm

Numbers were down across the board in the housing market in central Arkansas last year. The total number of housing permits, 2,094 — including single-family and multi-family — was lower than numbers from the Great Recession and the lowest since 1992.

Metroplan: Few in Central Arkansas Walk, Bike to Work

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 9:33 am

Metroplan released its 2014 Demographic Review and Outlook, which found central Arkansas has one of the lower shares of workers biking and walking to work.

Metroplan Study: Financial Commitment Key to Conway-LR Bus Service

by Lee Hogan 7/14/2014 11:02 am

A feasibility study released by Metroplan on an express bus service between Conway and Little Rock found that capital costs, funding sources and operating responsibility would be obstacles in the implementation of the route.

Central Arkansas Home Values Rising

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The median value for new single-family houses in central Arkansas rose in 2012 but was still below the boom years of 2004-08, according to the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan.

Central Arkansas Construction Value Continues Recovery

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Construction values in central Arkansas are continuing their slow climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, according to the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan, the planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Metro Trends Show Retail Transformation Taking Place in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Digital commerce has transformed the retail sector in central Arkansas just as it has throughout the United States, and signs indicate continued transformation. That’s the conclusion of the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan, the planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Retail, Transport Among Central Arkansas' Strengths in Economic Recovery

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Metroplan recently released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook” report, in which the agency examines the region’s rate of economic recovery four years after the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009.

Metroplan: Slow, Steady Growth and More Youth in Urban Core

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 9:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2013 "Economic Review and Outlook," revealing slow but steady economic growth for central Arkansas and growth in the number of young adults seeking homes in the urban core.

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.

Get Involved with Future Planning, Courtesy of Imagine Central Arkansas

by Lauren James 7/5/2013 8:00 am

Imagine Central Arkansas is letting residents choose how to achieve a regional vision through an online questionnaire. Enter to win an iPad Mini by July 19.

Income Per Capita Dropping in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Inflation-adjusted per capita income in central Arkansas dropped between 2008 and 2011, according to Metroplan’s recently released “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook.” The 3.4 percent decrease was the same as that of the U.S. metro average, the report says.

Metroplan's Annual Report Looks Back at 2012, Ahead at 2013

by Lance Turner 1/7/2013 8:44 am

Metroplan has released "Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook" (PDF), which takes a look back at the economic trends of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway MSA and ahead to what we can expect in 2013.

'Imagine Central Arkansas' is Discovering What We Love and What We Want

by Karen Martin 11/12/2012 6:33 am

Central Arkansas residents say they value the region’s parks and open spaces and family-friendly atmosphere, but seek greater economic and educational opportunities and wish for increased choices in transportation, according to Imagine Central Arkansas.

Metroplan Hires The Design Group

by Kate Knable 9/17/2012 12:00 am

Metroplan has hired Little Rock multicultural marketing firm The Design Group to solicit feedback on improvements needed by underserved populations in central Arkansas.

Get Inside Info on Quapaw Quarter Tour Homes at Preservation Conversations Today

by Karen Martin 5/20/2012 6:15 am

Get an up-close look at some of the houses included on this year's recent Quapaw Quarter Tour of Homes from 5-6:30 p.m. today (May 21) at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free.

Eco-Hero: Jasmin Moore of Metroplan

by Lindsay Irvin 2/22/2012 5:00 pm

Bicycling is about more than just “going green” to Moore - it’s about creating healthier communities.

3 Big Reasons Why You Need To Start Bicycling

by Amanda Hoelzeman 2/22/2012 5:00 pm

Bicycling benefits more than just the environment; it creates healthy residents, vibrant communities and valuable economic opportunities.

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.

Help Metroplan Grow a Green Agenda for Central Arkansas

by Karen Martin 5/12/2010 10:18 am

Through May 23, central Arkansas residents can discuss sustainability issues, submit ideas, and vote on the ideas of others through the Grass Roots effort that includes local perspectives, videos, and possible solutions for a more sustainable future – all online.

How to Start Your Own Cost-cutting Carpool

by Holly Sheppard 3/1/2009 12:00 am

Americans put a high price on independence. But do you know the price tag on your transportation freedom? The folks at Metroplan wish you did. You’d likely be more interested in carpooling.