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August 13th, 2014
Economic development in Benton will be the focus of a breakfast event Thursday at the Benton Event Center.
Billed as "Breakfast with the Chamber," the meeting is sponsored by the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.
The speaker for the morning will be John Doubleday of SHOP Companies of Dallas.
Recently, Doubleday was present at the groundbreaking of Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center, one of the Retail Connectionâ€™s two major investments in Central Arkansas.
Doubleday was the primary leasing agent for the property.
The Finance and Personnel Committee of the Bryant City Council met Tuesday evening to discuss the city's finances so far in the year.
The aldermen are recommending that the City Council discuss buying the right-of-way for the Echo Lake North Road.
Residents of the area say they are excited about this project and even recommended an appraiser, said Monty Ledbetter, public works director.
The city will have to spend about $250,000, which is already in the budget, to purchase all of the land for the right-of-way, Ledbetter said.
A Planned Unit Development for the dormant Longhills Golf Course was approved by the Benton Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday night.
During the commission's regular monthly meeting, a public comment period was held and a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall heard details of the proposal to bring the golf course back to life and to include new multi-family housing units, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and a commercial property site within the development.