Tech Park board drafts plan for 2nd phase of project, Mainstream Tech. exec named chairman
LITTLE ROCK (Talk Business & Politics) —
The Little Rock Technology Park Authority on Wednesday (Nov. 8) adopted a draft plan for the second phase of the urban tech village that board members hope will serve as a key public space in the renaissance of the Main Street area of the city’s downtown corridor.
Last month, the seven-member Tech Park board of directors announced the completion of Phase I of the taxpayer-financed downtown development that came in $2.5 million under budget nearly six months after the grand-opening of startup incubator.
Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch apprised board members at the monthly meeting had received bids from six architectural firms in response to a recent request for proposals (RFP) to design the second step of the development. One of the proposals came from Little Rock’s Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Architects, which was awarded the design contract for Phase I of the project.
“None of these firms are new from the prospective of following the project,” Birch said, adding that each company submitted proposals in the first phase of the development. “With only six of them being involved, I plan to meet with each one of them and talk through Phase II and what we envision at this time and then give them some perspective on all that and allow them to ask questions …
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