Construction Archive

US New-Home Sales Fall in March for Third Straight Month

by Associated Press 4/25/2016 11:44 am

Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.

Cantrell Office, Midtown Property Sold in Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Two Little Rock properties, an office building and a commercial site, provide this week's dynamic duo of million-dollar real estate transactions.

David's Burgers Delayed in River Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The restaurant is to occupy the former Boulevard Bread space in the Dickinson Hardware Co. building at the east end of Ottenheimer Market Hall, operated by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week.

US Building Permits Show Long-Term Rise

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The number of building permits issued in February in the United States stood at 1.2 million, reflecting the gradual increase seen since they hit a low of 513,000 in March 2009.

Slideshow: Robinson Center's Renovation Poised for October Completion

by Jan Cottingham 4/25/2016 12:00 am

A photographer's tour of the city's Robinson Center shows a project poised to come.

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant 'Not a Risky Project'

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he'll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it's too good not to be.

Energy Security Partners Land Dealings Began in 2015

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

In pursuing plans for a natural gas-to-liquid fuel production facility, Energy Security Partners of Little Rock spent more than a year securing the land for its likely plant site in northern Jefferson County.

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

Finding Your Marketplace Identity (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The decisions involved in buying or selling the places where we live or work can be tightly wrapped in aspirations, hopes and anxiety.

Baldwin & Shell CEO Scott Copas on the Tools to Building a Career in Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Scott Copas began his career at Baldwin & Shell in 1977 as an estimator and rose through the ranks, becoming vice president in 1983, executive vice president in 1993 and chief operating officer in 2012. In January 2014, he was promoted to president and CEO.

Jacksonville Buildings to be Demolished Before $65M High School Construction

by Sarah Campbell 4/22/2016 04:51 pm

New Jacksonville North Pulaski School District will demolish old middle school buildings downtown in July or August. Bid opening for new high school and elementary school planned for next year.

ASU Uses Unique Partnership to Expand into Mexico

by George Jared 4/22/2016 11:37 am

Red Wolves are not indigenous to central Mexico, but Arkansas State University plans to create new ones when it opens a new college campus in Queretaro, Mexico, in 2017.

Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plant

by Sarah Campbell 4/21/2016 12:37 pm

The Carroll County Quorum Court judge this week authorized incentives that will help Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale build its first new plant in years.

Cromwell Adds $472K 'East Village' Property to Portfolio

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 11:04 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock has added to its holdings along East Sixth Street, an area targeted for revitalization that its backers are calling "East Village."

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

Burkhalter: Rock City Marina & Yacht Club Construction Could Happen Before End of Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Construction could get rolling on the Rock City Marina & Yacht Club in Little Rock, says owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.” Yes is the word we get from owner/developer John Burkhalter regarding his “labor of love.”

University of Arkansas Cancels Fayetteville Hotel Plans

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and conference center planned by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is no longer on the to-do list.

Developers Want Delay of AMR Arbitration Payment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Main Street Lofts developers are trying to slow a judicial ruling on an unfavorable arbitration outcome.