Construction Archive

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas continued its slight downward trend in the third quarter.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville.

Arkansas State & Brookland School District Play Host to Campus Construction

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile projects at Arkansas State University were delivered this year, propelled by extremely different timetables.

Commercial Construction Finds Home In Jonesboro

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Several new projects and redevelopments along Jonesboro's thoroughfares are simmering, contributing to a tally of commercial construction that topped $66 million through the first nine months of 2015.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Philip Taldo Says Private Development Fuels Springdale's Revitalization

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Philip Taldo, the co-owner of Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Co. and president of One Springdale, a development company, and Partners Construction, talks to Arkansas Business about efforts to revitalize downtown Springdale, a city to which he has strong ties.

Robinson Center Construction Progresses, Will Be Done Nov. 2016

by Alexis Hosticka 11/13/2015 01:20 pm

Officials showed off new progress on the $70 million renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, a 25 month project set to be complete in November 2016.

Hart Construction, Cone Group Announce Alliance

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2015 10:08 am

Hart Construction of Searcy and The Cone Group, a commercial contractor in Little Rock, have announced a professional alliance to form Hart Cone.

Moses Tuckers Sells MacArthur Commons for $10.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 09:50 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate announced Friday the $10.5 million sale of the new MacArthur Commons apartment complex at 414 East Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock.

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

James Bell Brought On at Baldwin & Shell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

James Bell has been hired as business development director for Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.'s northwest Arkansas market. Ngozi “Nome” Brown of WER Architects/Planners in Little Rock has completed all National Council of Architectural Registration Boards licensure requirements and is now a licensed architect.

Companies Plan $12M Ethanol Unit Train Terminal for Maumelle

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 04:27 pm

Green Plains Partners LP and Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced plans to form a joint venture and build an ethanol unit train terminal on a Union Pacific Railroad line in Maumelle.

Officials Break Ground in Bentonville for $21M 8W Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 02:36 pm

Developers began construction this week on the $21 million, six-story 8W Center at 8th and Walton Boulevard across from the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville.

Marshals Museum, Corps of Engineers Reach Agreement on Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:38 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Thursday that it received consent from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build its 50,000-SF museum on a 16.3-acre riverfront tract in Fort Smith.

Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

by Alexis Hosticka 11/4/2015 03:35 pm

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday.

Hendrix Receives $1M for New Welcome Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:16 pm

Hendrix College received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa and will use the money for the construction of the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center at the northeast entrance to campus.

Little Rock Board to Hear I-30 Plan Tuesday Night

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 02:00 pm

The Little Rock Board of Directors is scheduled to hear a presentation during a special Tuesday meeting on plans to renovate the I-30 crossing.