In the mid-1970s, the areas in Little Rock around the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion were in decline, largely neglected by planning and development efforts.

Recognizing that something had to be done to protect the face the state presented to its citizens and visitors, the Arkansas General Assembly created the Capitol Zoning District Commission to protect the unique character of these neighborhoods by acting as a special planning and historic preservation commission.

Capitol and Mansion Area Information

Notice of CZDC Rulemaking

Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated § 25-15-201 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Capitol Zoning District Commission (CZDC) is considering proposed revisions to the rules and master plan for the agency.   


This rule creates a new zoning designation (Zone “P”) in the Governor’s Mansion Area.  This new zone will allow for detached residential dwelling units to be constructed in closer proximity that what was historically typical, and what is currently allowed.  The new zone is created on a vacant city block between Gaines & Arch, from 15th to 16th Streets.

The proposed rule changes can be found here:

Summary of Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule - Create Zone P (mark-up)


Written comments from the public will be accepted if received prior to 4:30 PM on August 29, 2017.  


Written comments may be mailed to CZDC at 410 South Battery Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.  They may also be faxed to 501-324-9631 or emailed to 


In addition to written comments, the Commission will also accept comments at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 the CZDC offices, 410 South Battery Street in Little Rock.