Walnut Ridge votes to approve annexation

City looking toward expansion, new building project
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 5:06 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The City of Walnut Ridge will grow by a few acres after the city council approved an annexation on Monday night.

The city will take over two plots of land at the edge of the city limits. The plan is to build a new apartment complex on the lots. Walnut Ridge will benefit from the sales tax.

Mayor Charles Snapp said he hopes to see the resolution pass.

“They can go on and build them even if it’s not annexed. If it’s not annexed, the city sales tax would not apply to the construction efforts,” Snapp said. “Hopefully the council will make a decision for the betterment of the city and go ahead.”

The lot is located to the west of Walmart and extends behind the Assembly of God church.

According to Snapp, the land totals around six acres.

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