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8:12 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

City Board Postpones Vote On Downtown Mapco Station

Little Rock residents will have to wait three more months to see if a Mapco station will go in at 3rd and Broadway.
Credit joslinsign.com

The crowd that converged on the Little Rock Board of Directors meeting Tuesday night will have to wait another three months to voice its opposition to the proposed Mapco gas station and convenience store at Broadway and Third Street downtown. 

The board voted to defer the matter at the request of the applicants, who reached out to City Director Lance Hines in a phone call earlier Tuesday.

Directors were to take up an ordinance to change the zoning of the area from urban use to commercial development.

The city Planning Commission recommended the zoning change in May, but in an earlier meeting of the board, Planning and Development Dept. Dir. Tony Bozynski said it runs counter to the goal of creating "a pedestrian, urban-oriented area."