Plans and Resources

The University District Partnership will redevelop the areas around the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus, creating a dynamic urban place and improving the quality of life for all persons who live, work, learn, play, shop, socialize, and worship in the area. Located in the heart of the city and anchored by the UA Little Rock campus, the University District includes the homes, workplaces, and schools for thousands of families, workers, business owners, teachers, and students.


The University District aims to be a thriving cultural and entertainment destination, regarded throughout the city as a neighborhood of choice—a walkable in-town district with excellent schools and services, vibrant commercial areas, rich cultural resources, and connections to open space and transit.

map of the University DistrictThe vision statement for the University District emphasizes the following seven themes:

  • Distinctive district identity
  • Commercial vitality
  • Strong and diverse neighborhoods
  • Safe and attractive streets
  • Excellent schools
  • Ample open space
  • Clear pedestrian and transit links

Strategic Plan

The strategic plan was created in 2007 with help from several community participants. It outlines the goals for the area as well as steps to achieve those goals.

Revitalization Plan

Univerity District Revitalization Plan

City of Little Rock Revitalization Resolution

The Little Rock City Board of Directors adopted land use changes recommended by the University District Revitalization Plan. The land use plan is a visionary document that sets the overall direction for real estate development in the area.


Report to the City of Little Rock Board of Directors, October 2013

UDP Response to Task Force to Review No-Academic Units

Appendices to UDP Response to Task Force to Review Non-Academic Units

Other Documents

Tiger Grant Information

South University Avenue Corridor Study

2011 Redevelopment Potential Analysis, AECOM

University District Vision Statement

Establishing University Village, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, 2013

Chancellor’s Committee on Campus Safety

University Avenue Redesign, StudioMAIN, 2015

Pedestrian Safety On and Around UA Little Rock (Original)

UA Little Rock Pedestrian Safety (Update)

Pedestrian Safety Discussion

University District Strategic Plan

City of Little Rock Bicycle Plan

Federal Wage Rate Certification

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix G 1

City Match Documentation 

Highway Match Commitment 

Water Match Commitment

UA Little Rock Fence Match Commitment 

Right of Way Appraisal