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Notice of Public Hearing | Thursday, July 11th at 4pm | Proposed Planned Development (2020 Vance Street – formerly the Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn)

pettiway-park-neighborhood-association-logo-1.jpgPlease note a Public Hearing on the Paradise Group LLC proposed Planned Zoning Development will take place 4pm, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Board of Directors Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall.  Please attend your support is needed.

The Pettaway Neighborhood Association is opposed to the Paradise Group’s proposed Planned Zoning Development in the Pettaway Community located at (2020 Vance Street, Little Rock – formerly the Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn). To read a letter submitted to the Little Rock Planning Commission detailing the Pettaway N.A. opposition to the proposed planned development click here:  Page One | Page Two

To read the City of Little Rock Planning Commission Staff’s denial recommendation of the Paradise Group plan click here.

To read a recent article about the Paradise Group proposed planned development published Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “T’s not crossed in home for girls: Old LR building rehab up for vote.”  click here.


Please attend this meeting to voice your opinion on this proposed planned development in your community.






Texas nonprofit likes look of vacant LR site

Job Corps Building

Job Corps Building

An excerpt from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Texas Nonprofit likes look of vacant LR site
by Claudia Lauer
March 11, 2013

A potential buyer has plans to give the former Job Corps building on Vance Street in Little Rock new life.

A pending-sale sign was posted recently on the side of the eight-story building, which has sat vacant since 2008, and a Texas nonprofit organization has made several pitches to city officials and Pettaway Park residents over the past month regarding what the nonprofit wants to do with the building.

Paradise Victory Cathedral World Ministries hopes to turn the building into the Ida B. Wells Home for Pregnant Girls, according to a written proposal submitted to the Pettaway Neighborhood Association in February. Julius J. Larry III, a spokesman for the company, did not return phone calls seeking comment Friday.

A formal plan had not been submitted to the Little Rock Planning Department as of Friday, and staff members said the deadline for the next Planning Commission meeting cycle was Monday at 5 p.m. The proposal would not be heard until early May if it is submitted after that deadline.

Planning Department Director Tony Bozyinski said he had a brief conversation with the potential buyers and said staff members suggested that the nonprofit file a request to have the zoning changed to that of a planned development district.

The written proposal submitted to the neighborhood association includes building a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and administrative offices on the first floor.The nonprofit hopes to attract law offices and a beauty salon, as well as build classrooms, a nondenominational chapel and an office for The Little Rock Sun Community Newspaper on the second floor.

The third through seventh floors would be converted into dormitory-style housing and bathroom facilities. Under the preliminary plan, each of those floors would have a medical office for prenatal emergency needs.

The eighth floor would be used for a boardroom, banquet hall and space for a community radio station.

It was unclear in the written plan whether any such businesses have signed on to lease space or be a part of the architectural process. No businesses aside from the newspaper were mentioned by name.

To read the rest of this article click here.

Pettaway N.A. Meeting Thursday, February 21st, 6pm to discuss plans for Job Corps building with potential new owners

Job Corps Building

Job Corps Building

Pettaway N.A. will have it’s monthly Association meeting, 6pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the East Broadway Alert Center (500 East 21st Street at Commerce Street).  At this meeting Dr. Julius Larry III, representative for The Paradise Group LLC/Paradise Victory Cathedral World Ministries (Houston, TX) will their plan (Ida B. Wells Home For Pregnant Girls) for the old Job Corps Building.  Currently, a sign affixed on the building states “sale pending” for the property.  Come hear and share your thoughts regarding the potential new owners of the Job Corps building and their plan for it as well as other news and happenings in the community.

Click here to view Ida B. Wells for Pregnant Girls mission statement and plan

We look forward to seeing you.

First Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting of the 2013 Year!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6pm is the first Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting of the Year!  Come, bring your neighbor and friends and find out what good things have been taking place in your neighborhood.  Snacks and Beverage will be shared at this meeting to celebrate our new year.  Fellowship, get involved.  Annual dues are $10 and although they are not mandatory for both your participation and representation they support your association.   See you Thursday!

Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting Tonight at 6:00 pm

Monthly Pettaway Neighborhood Association meeting convenes Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm.  Among the items to be discussed will be the Central City Overlay.  Tom Bozyinski, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Little Rock will lead this discussion. Reports will be given by the East Broadway Alert Center Facilitator and COPP Officer.  Come out and meet your neighbors and find out what is happening in your community.

Pettaway Neighborhood Meeting Thursday

The Pettaway Neighhborhood Association will be meeting 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the East Broadway Alert Center (the corner of Commerce Street and 21st Street).  All Pettaway residents and friends are welcome.

Come meet your neighbors, share ideas, discover some of the exciting things taking place in the community, and volunteer.  Door Prizes will be given away.

Your neighborhood’s having a meeting..come on out!

The Pettaway Neighorhood Association is holding it’s monthly community meeting, today, Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at the East Broadway Alert Center, 500 East 21 st. Street.

  • Bring a friend
  • Tell a neighbor
  • Come

We hope to see you there.  All are welcome!


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