Construction Archive

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Video: Ritchie Power Plant Brought Down in Implosions

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 11:58 am

A 51-year-old power plant in Arkansas was brought down in a series of implosions as Entergy Arkansas moves forward with more modern electricity-generating facilities.

Arkansas Unemployment Mirrors National Trend, Down to 5.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 9/18/2015 09:46 am

A report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, shows Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5.6 percent in July to 5.4 percent in August.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Developer Plans 170,000-SF Shoppes at Benton for Spring 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/15/2015 03:45 pm

Developers are planning a new, 170,000-SF retail center with about 20 stores west of Alcoa Road on the north side of Interstate 30 in Benton.

Creative Corridor Debuts First Completed Section

by Alexis Hosticka 9/15/2015 09:08 am

The city of Little Rock on Monday opened the 500 block of Main Street — the first section of the Creative Corridor streetscape. Includes video and slideshow.

Officials: Robinson Renovations Will Bring Bigger Shows Like 'Phantom' in 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/14/2015 11:28 am

With about 14 months remaining to finish a massive renovation, construction at Robinson Center is on target to be complete in November 2016, officials said Monday.

Supermarket Scouts Sniff Out Sherwood Sites

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale had the idea first, but its long delay in getting a store out of the ground on Highway 107 in north Pulaski County has encouraged competitors to start sniffing around.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city's historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

Flake & Kelley's Matthew Dearnley Sees More Preleasing, Money Upfront on NWA Properties

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Dearnley, the CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial Northwest, says the northwest Arkansas market has reached a point of possible correction, with certain areas overbuilt.

Jonesboro Residents to Vote Nov. 10 on Tax Increase Proposal

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 11:17 am

Voters in Jonesboro will be asked to approve a sales tax increase during a special election in November.

Survey: US More Competitive Globally, But Inequality a Risk

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 10:44 am

Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni officially being released Wednesday.

Rose Avenue Townhomes Sell Fast in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

T.J. Lefler, a partner with Sage Partners in Fayetteville, and Ben Booth, a custom home builder, formed NMK LLC to develop and build three-story student housing called Stadium Scene Townhomes around the University of Arkansas.

TIAA-CREF Moving Into Joyce Boulevard Building in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2015 12:00 am

The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund, a financial services organization, is taking over 1,200 SF of space on the ground floor of the Commerce Park II building at 2049 E. Joyce St. in Fayetteville.

Bridgeway Opens New $4 Million Site for Seniors

by Mark Friedman 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Bridgeway Inc., the North Little Rock psychiatric hospital, began taking patients last week in its $4 million building that features 20 beds for seniors. Bridgeway, an affiliate of Universal Health Services Inc. of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, had been treating senior patients for years, but it didn't have a dedicated area for them, said Bridgeway's CEO Jason Miller.

Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 02:04 pm

Economic activity in the St. Louis District has continued to increase at a moderate pace since the previous "Beige Book" in July and year-over-year home sales in June increased 7 percent in Little Rock.

Arkansas Highway Construction Projects Back On

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 09:54 am

Two of the more prominent projects back up for bidding include phase two of the interchange at interstates 30 and 430 and rehabilitation of the interchange of I-430 and Cantrell Road in west Little Rock.