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Our Vision & Mission
Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP) is a nonprofit organization representing its members in pursuit of a remarkable urban experience for all who live, work, play and invest in downtown Little Rock..
DLRP strives to provide leadership in this endeavor by addressing or advocating for planning, legislation, transportation, economic development and numerous public and private initiatives. These initiatives serve to strengthen the overall downtown business, cultural, entertainment, recreational, and residential communities, and to enhance the image of downtown Little Rock.
We've been busy at the Downtown little Rock Partnership! Here are a few of the many services we are providing:
Creation of a Main Street Revitalization Committee to assist with "turning the corner on Main Street." At the recommendation of the Mayors Council on City Design, the committee partnered with the City of Little Rock in the revitalization efforts and is co-chaired by Mayor Stodola and DLRP member Anne Laidlaw. Early successes have included the announcement of renovations to the building at 315 Main Street for a jazz cafe and bar and apartments; the donation and installation by DLRP member Advanced Security of a security camera at the corner of 3rd and Main streets; and the completion of streetscape alterations at The Rep at 6th and Main streets with the assistance of Pulaski County.
. Leadership, advocacy, and fundraising assistance for MacArthur Park Groups development of a Master Plan to upgrade historic MacArthur Park to a Class A park designation, as well as better integrate the park with its historic neighborhood in an urban setting. The Connections: MacArthur Park District Master Plan developed by Conway+Schulte has won 10 awards, including a prestigious AIA ward. Additionally, the group has developed the Museum Art & Heritage (Walking) Trail and the accompanying award winning Arkansas Political History Audio Tour (downloadable on littlerock.org - sightseeing).
On February 15, 2017 the Downtown Little Rock Partnership announced the creation of an Ambassadors Program to better serve downtown's residents and visitors. Learn more.
Our Weekly E-Mail Update and our website, our Facebook page and Twitter feeds are ongoing communcations that link our members and downtown activities to the community at large. Our online Membership Directory enables our members to better communicate with each other and broaden their business network.
Join us as we envision and work together to assure that our downtown Little Rock is a very special place in which to work, live, play and invest...for generations to come.
As a member of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership you and others in your company can develop business & and relationships downtown through our member benefits. Listed below are a few of the many benefits we offer:
The Downtown Little Rock Partnership publishes a weekly newsletter via e-mail that provides members with up-to-date information on news affecting downtown as well as keeping the community at large informed.
Members are eligible to participate on the Partnership's committees which discuss important policy issues and projects crucial to the success of downtown.
The Downtown Little Rock Partnership holds a spring and a fall series of Breakfast Briefings where members are invited to enjoy breakfast and invigorating conversation about different topics concerning downtown as well as learn more about our members.
Member businesses and organizations are linked to the Downtown Little Rock Partnership website and are listed in the Partnership's annual magazine publication.