Friday, November 23, 2007

How rapidly affordable houses fall off the market

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The top photo is from May 2007. The lower two are from Nov. 2007. The shell or skeletal photo is from late summer.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

House at 1135 Ellis falls down after months of preparation

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Neighbors thought new owner was preparing to renovate the house. Parts were carefully removed and frequent fires lasted into the night as the removed wood, etc., and some of the vegetation removed from the riparian zone of the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River burned under the supervision of a man who could not speak English and obviously didn't have any idea there were rules about outdoor burning in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

I wonder what kind of permit the owner got for this creative way of eliminating a nice little affordable home from the neighborhood?

Arkansas public service commission approves coal-fired generating plant

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Texarkana coal-fired plant approved by Arkansas PSC

to read the order of the PSC granting permission to build the coal-fired plant.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saga of Aspen Ridge continues

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aspen ridge sale

to read story in Saturday Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The clearing for the walking bridge across the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River linking phases 1 and 2 of the Aspen Ridge development site admittedly is wider than it should have been to start with, but will Fayetteville city officials allow even more trees to be removed from the riparian zone to create a bridge adequate for automobile traffic?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

American basketflower on World Peace Wetland Prairie

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Centaurea americana is one of hundreds of native flowers that bloom on World Peace Wetland Prairie and a few other small, relatively natural areas in the Town Branch Neighborhood of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Town Branch Neighborhood in south Fayetteville, Arkansas

Please click on 1965 aerial photo for pre-development view of the Town Branch Neighborhood

Historic south Fayetteville's Town Branch Neighborhood is bordered by the University of Arkansas and Fayetteville High School at Sixth Street on the north side, South School Avenue on the east side, Fifteenth Street on the south side and Razorback Road on the west side.

The Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River flows southeastward through the neighborhood, draining most of the south and west side of the University of Arkansas campus.

To learn more of the area's history, please see
Aubrey Shepherd's Website



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