The City of Little Rock and the Central Arkansas Library System are developing a plan to build a new parking deck on Riverfront Park. With between 3,000 and 4,000 people visiting the library per day, more parking space is needed.
The project is still in the early stages, but has already received some pushback. The main concern is that the structure would obscure riverfront land.
Library Director Bobby Roberts understands the argument but says the area is already covered in asphalt and used for parking currently. The structure would allow for nearly 400 new parking spaces.
The project would be a collaboration between the City and the Library System, with each partner funding half the project.