LITTE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Dr. Mary L. Good, chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board, released measurement criteria to guide selection for the Technology Park site.
The criteria were developed by a Chairman-appointed board committee of Dickson Flake and Dr. Michael Douglas, in consultation with the Board's consultant, Charlie Dilks.
"The research and technology park industry is now over 40 years old, and a lot has been learned about the various criteria that have led to their success or failure. The goal is to create lively, mixed-use, amenity-rich environments around the intersection of university research and private industry," Dilks says.
"As the board reviews alternative site locations, a list of criteria needs to be agreed upon in order to judge them. The criteria attached should be the template to be used for this evaluation. Weighing land site criteria and scoring them implies precision and objectivity," Dilks adds.
The new Technology Park Site Measurement Criteria will look at two categories: site and location considerations.
-Known or suspected environmental hazards
-Traffic Patterns, transportation service
-Proximity & Convenience to research institutions
-Other surrounding amenities
- Surrounding arterial
- Utility Service
- Telecom Service
- Residential uses
- Business Uses
-Effect on surrounding neighbors/development patterns