Sunday, January 20, 2008

Town Branch/Ward 1 meeting video at 9 a.m. and about 7 p.m. Tuesday on Cox 16 in Fayetteville

Government Channel, Cox Cable channel 16, also known as City 16, is to broadcast the official video of the Jan. 12, 2008, meeting of the Town Branch Neighborhood Association and three members of the Fayetteville City Council with developers planning the proposed Hill Place student apartment project on the site of the defunct Aspen Ridge Townhome project between 11th Street and 6th Street and west of Hill Avenue in south Fayetteville at 9 a.m. and again at about 7 p.m. Tuesday January 22, 2008, after the Telecom Board meeting at 6 p.m.

Town Branch/Ward One Aspen Ridge in The Northwest Arkansas Times


Anonymous said...

It appeared that the developers have something in their plan about providing water to World Peace Wetland Prairie. It was on one of the charts they showed but it wasn't mentioned, or was it?

aubunique said...

That mention of water for World Peace Wetland Prairie was at the behest of Fayetteville's city engineer, Ron Petrie, who a couple of months ago agreed to require the new developers to complete the extension of Brooks Avenue south to 12th Street from Aspen Ridge or Hill Place or whatever it will eventually be called in such a way that water will be allowed to flow east across Pinnacle Prairie toward World Peace Wetland Prairie unimpeded by the storm drains currently installed in the dug-out area projected to be the street. This would simply recreate the natural flow from the west to the nature park. Also, the developers of the reconfigured version of the defunct Aspen Ridge project could send some water from Rochier Hill (the Summit project) to World Peace Wetland Area. Nearly all the water from those areas historically flowed to what we now call World Peace Wetland Prairie. That is the process that initially must have created the streamlets through WPWP and brought in the leaves and silt that created the wonderful topsoil that made the wetland a partially wooded central flow area of the surrounding prairie land.
If the developers build Brooks Avenue south to 12th Street it likely would be only because they are forbidden to widen the gap in the trees in the riparian zone of the Town Branch near the center of Aspen Ridge to create a bridge that will accomodate vehicular traffic.
If the bridge is allowed despite the additional environmental damage to the stream corridor, then the South Brooks Avenue "Bayou" should be refilled with native wetland soil and have a trail built to city specifications, because it is already dug out and that would help provide a relatively natural detour along for the Heritage Trail.

aubunique said...

Watch the CAT Channel for next week at channel 18 of the Cox Cable system. We hope to see the meeting video run again there in case you missed it.