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6987RESOLUTION NO. 6,987 A RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE USE OF "TRADITIONAL" OR "HISTORIC" STYLE STREET LIGHTS AS PART OF THE CROSS- STREET LIGHTING PROJECT ALONG I -630 AS IT PASSES THROUGH THE MACARTHUR PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, the Memorandum of Agreement and the Environmental Impact Statement governing the construction of the Wilbur Mills Freeway (I -630) through the MacArthur Park Historic District provided for the installation of new lighting on the cross streets (Commerce, Rock, Cumberland, and Scott) as part of the impact mitigation package; and WHEREAS, these new street lights are to be installed by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, and to be thereafter maintained by the City of Little Rock; and WHEREAS, it would be desirable to reinforce the historic character of the neighborhood by using "traditional" style light fixtures similar to those used in some parts of Little Rock in the early 20th century; and WHEREAS, such light posts would enhance the physical beauty of the Quapaw Quarter and,help assure its continuing restoration and preservation; and WHEREAS, the Little Rock Planning Commission and the Capitol Zoning District Commission have endorsed the concept of "traditional" style lighting for this project. 3,63 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1. The City of Little Rock is in support of the Quapaw Quarter Association's initiative to change the light fixtures planned for the I -630 cross streets from tall, modern -style units similar to those used on the freeway itself, W MAN mmm MM mmmmmmmm -z- 0 364 to "traditional" or "historic" style light posts like those still outside the Albert Pike Hotel. These substitute street lights should be equipped with mercury vapor or other high intensity lamps, and should be reasonably resistant to vandalism and exposure to the elements. SECTION 2. The City of Little Rock's Public Works Department will cooperate in any discussions which are necessary to establish the technical specifications for the traditional light fixtures to assure that they meet minimum requirements for neighborhood street lighting. SECTION 3. The Acting City Manager will forward a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and to the State Historic Preservation Officer. SECTION 4. This resolution shall be in effect and full force from the date of its approval. ADOPTED: May 3, 1983 ATTEST: ]mow City C1 -k Jane Czech i APPROVED: o Mayor J. W. Benafield 0