Monday, April 26, 2010

Ward Four meeting at 7 p.m. today in Fayetteville, Arkansas, city hall

Why do I attend? A part of our Town Branch Neighborhood is in Ward Four: The part west of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, basically Rochier Hill, everything on the east side of Razorback Road and the strip of businesses along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and homes on Indian Trail between Razorback Rd. and the railroad!
This is an important area in many ways, but especially because of the interconnectedness of the "green infrastructure." Water from much of the area flows under the railroad and through the Town Branch between South Hill Avenue and South Duncan Avenue. Deer and hawks and other wildlife find no boundaries of significance separating the two wards. Homeless people walk through in daily migration from Seven Hills Shelter on MLK and the Salvation Army on Fifteenth Street.
All the construction silt and all the litter from a major portion of that land goes down the stream and under the bridge at 11th Street.
The Ward Four part of the neighborhood is inseparable from the Ward One part. And in many ways the Ward One portion is at the mercy of events in the Ward Four portion.
DOUBLE-CLICK link below interactive aerial map to see larger view and western (Ward 4) part of the Town Branch Neighborhood.

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