NLR city council rejects hillside cut proposal
|Updated: 3/27/2012 9:44 am
||Published: 3/26/2012 11:00 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - A nearly two-year battle between a North Little Rock church and nine-hundred neighbors ended Monday night.
The North Little Rock city council rejected a proposal by First Pentecostal Church to cut into a hillside to expand its parking lot.
Neighbors feared property values would go down if the church got its way. They said a hillcut could cause erosion and foundation problems.
The church is along I-40, and the neighbors thought by cutting into a hillside to add the spaces their homes could end up in danger. Monday night, several people explained why they opposed the parking lot and one assistant pastor and a church member tried to convince the city council to support the expansion saying it's better than commercial property that could end up on the land.
The church still says it needs more than three-hundred more spaces. One neighbor suggested building a parking deck.
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