Construction Archive

Both Sides Mull Post-Trial Options in Hillcrest Home Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

It looks like neither side was satisfied with the ruling involving the $1.25 million Hillcrest home case. Both have asked for a new trial or a reconsideration of the $102,200 judgment that Dr. Joel Dworkin was awarded from the seller of the home, Kathleen “Kathy” Blasingame of Maumelle.

Mending Bridges a Constant Mission

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas inspects its bridges at least once every two years — and more frequently for bridges that have earned a structurally deficient label — and Mike Hill insists the term sounds worse than it is.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department's $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year's replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don't expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region's planning agency.

Don Weaver on Paving Over Potholes in Federal Highway Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He's the chairman of the board of The Road Information Program and has served on the Associated General Contractors of America national board since 2001. Weaver-Bailey is based in El Paso.

Matt Crafton Urges Long-Term Highway Fix

by Marty Cook 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Matt Crafton said he's not just thinking about the benefit to his business when he calls for the U.S. Congress to find a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund.

Party City Purchase Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

An 8,100-SF retail project in west Little Rock weighed in at more than $2.8 million. A 1,866-SF KFC in Little Rock changed hands in a $1.65 million sale. And a 13,190-SF warehouse in North Little Rock rang up a $625,000 transaction.

Tech Park Negotiating with Banks to Finance First Phase

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board will negotiate with a consortium of local financial institutions on a plan to finance $17.5 million for development of the park's first phase along Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Jones Film Makes Main Street Move, Becomes M-3 Productions

by Mark Carter 8/12/2015 09:43 am

Downtown Little Rock's Main Street makeover continued this week with the move of Jones Film Video to its new headquarters at Third and Main. The company also changed its name to M-3 Productions.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Population Trends Slowing in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Population growth in central Arkansas has slowed during the last five years, though it has continued to exceed that of the U.S. as a whole, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report.

Arkansas Solar Projects Get Turn in Limelight

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Utilities around the state are turning to solar energy-generation projects as the cost of wrangling the sun's rays becomes more economical.

Builder's Spirit Informs Reassembly of Frank Lloyd Wright House at Crystal Bridges

by Jan Cottingham 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Taking apart the Bachman Wilson House at its site in Millstone, New Jersey, was one thing; putting it back together on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has been something else entirely.

The Telling Detail (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It's one thing to know that Scott Reed hadn't paid his big bills. One might even imagine that the big bills could get paid once tenant revenue starts flowing. It's another thing entirely to understand that, even as summer turned to fall and winter and then spring, he couldn't come up with a relatively small amount of money in order to turn on the lights — something that has to be done before any tenants can move in and start paying rent.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Announces Plans for Hospital in Springdale

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2015 08:01 pm

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Friday that it is building an approximately $100 million children's hospital in Springdale that is projected to be open in early 2018.

Hays Buys Coca-Cola Plant in Jonesboro, Eyes November Open

by Alexis Hosticka 8/5/2015 09:48 am

Empty and on the market since 2008, the Coca-Cola bottling plant at the intersection of South Caraway Road and Highland Drive in Jonesboro is getting new life as a 55,000-SF Hays Clothing store set to open in November.

Some Hiccups, But Development Continues Along Main Street in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 03:26 pm

About $100 million in new development is unfolding along Little Rock's Main Street as developers bet on an influx of jobs and residents, according to an estimate by Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock.

More Condemnation Cases Flow from Diamond Pipeline

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The condemnation cases tied to the $900 million Diamond Pipeline project continue to pile up.