Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Links to help prepare for 5 p.m. May 15, 2008, neighborhood meeting with developers and council members

Ward 1 Alderwomen Adella Gray and Brenda Thiel have scheduled a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Hill Place PZD (formerly Aspen Ridge PZD). The meeting will be held at the South Hill Church of Christ 5 p.m., Thursday, May 15.

Council Tour in Northwest Arkansas Times

KHBS/KHOG Television 40/29 made Council Tour its lead story Monday night at 10 p.m. To view online version, please click on

KHBS/KHOG TV 40/29 Council Tour Aspen Ridge/Hill Place

Fran Alexander column on Aspen Ridge/Hill Place development

Broyles' new plan is to sell the property to
Place Properties, limited partnership
, which develops and manages apartment complexes for college students in several states. The sale, apparently, is contingent on Broyles' getting the student-apartment plan approved by the council.

Please see
Summit Place, Hill Place maps and photos
with first plans for Summit Place that were submitted to the Fayetteville planning department early this year.

Please see
Hill Place/Aspen Ridge plans, maps and photos
with concept drawing from January 2008.

Town Branch neighbors are asking that the Summit Place plan be evaluated by the council before the council approves the Hill Place plan. Water from the eastern slope of Summit Place on Rochier Hill will increase erosion and further exacerbate the stormwater problems created by the Aspen Ridge land clearing and now the problem of the Hill Place project. Appian Design Center Hill Place/Summit Place plan designers is planning both projects. Hank Broyles and John Nock reportedly own the Summit Place property.

The Summit Place project west of the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad is in Ward Four, while the Hill Place project is in Ward One.
As in the case of many adjacent projects, these are separate but the upstream work will have a bearing on the downstream project's success in protecting people further downstream on the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River from flooding as well as an effect on the quality of water entering Beaver Lake, the water supply for most of Northwest Arkansas.
For details, please call 479-444-6072.

Five years of background information on Hill Place/Aspen Ridge plans, maps and photos
with earlier concept drawings from 2003 and 2004.

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