Planning & Zoning Summary

State of Planning & Zoning

January 2017 saw the submission of a revised preliminary plat and development plan for Natural Trail Estates, a 47-acre subdivision just north of the Counts Massie Road extension. This subdivision includes a 20-acre wetland pond surrounded by a walking trail.

In February, 6.8 acres of the Natural Trail Estates subdivision was re-zoned to “C-4”, Highway Commercial. This re-zoning paves the way for additional commercial development and accommodates uses that furnish goods and services to the highway traveler, and it is in close proximity to the third entrance area. Also in February, Kimberly-Clark was approved for a 42,600 square foot expansion and later added 41 new parking spaces.

In April, plans were submitted for beautiful new amenities for The Villa at River Pointe Drive multi-family development. These amenities included a covered gazebo area, new pool and hot tub, and a croquet court.

In May, Maumelle became the first City in central Arkansas to amend zoning regulations to accommodate dispensaries and cultivation facilities for medical marijuana as permitted uses. Staff received critical assistance in this endeavor from State Representative Doug House.

July saw the City of Maumelle submit a request for a new access point on Maumelle Boulevard in relation to the Pine Forrest bypass project. When completed, this project will greatly help traffic flow in the area.

October saw a continued growth spurt from Maumelle Charter School with the addition of a synthetic surface athletic field with spectator parking. Also in October, the City received a $168,000.00 grant to help continue the White Oak Bayou Wetland Management Plan. Finally, in December, a conditional use permit was granted to Abundant Love Ministries, a new church located in Riverstone Plaza, pastored by Lt. Colonel Edward Terry.