I am confident that 30 Crossing won't displace other investments in Little Rock's downtown and green space, and the city should continue to take steps to increase density, encourage walkability and bike use, and expand the Rock Region Metro. I don't see these objectives as working at odds with 30 Crossing. I see 30 Crossing as a quality-of-life enhancement for Little Rock residents that goes hand in hand with other planning and transportation objectives.
With much of the country's purchasing power in close proximity, the future growth of Little Rock will be powered in part by the success of the 30 Crossing. At a time when Little Rock is experiencing stagnant job growth, we can't afford to put the brakes on a potentially transformative infrastructure investment like 30 Crossing coupled with comprehensive urban planning."