Construction Archive

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Picks Architect

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education of Fort Smith recently named Risley & Associates of Fort Smith as the lead architect to build the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a job estimated at $75 million.

Baptist Health Plans July 7 Groundbreaking for Conway Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Ground will be broken for the 100-bed medical center at 10:30 a.m. July 7 at 1455 Exchange Ave., near the Dave Ward Drive exit off Interstate 40.

Activity Picking Up at Springdale Supercenter Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Business activity is picking up at the site of the Walmart Supercenter that is scheduled to open in August on Elm Springs Road in Springdale.

Site Work Starts on Outlet Mall in West Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 6/24/2014 03:02 pm

Site work for a proposed outlet mall has begun on a 30-acre tract of land at the Gateway Town Center in west Little Rock. Outlets at Little Rock is slated to open in summer 2015.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Fort Smith Overtakes Bentonville in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:17 am

A strong retail rating and the permit of two large projects helped push Fort Smith ahead of Bentonville in the Arkansas Tech Business Index. It's the first time since the index's introduction that Bentonville has not been the top-rated city.

Kevin Huchingson of Colliers on What Makes Commercial Real Estate in Arkansas Attractive

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Kevin Huchingson is president and CEO of Colliers International Arkansas, a commercial and residential real estate services firm. He's been a principal there since 1997 and has led Arkansas' Colliers offices since 2002.

Details Unearthed on Benton's Hurricane Creek Village Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

The Retail Connection of Dallas invested about $7.3 million to assemble land for the project, which you may have heard will be anchored by a 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace and a 62,182-SF Academy Sports.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

Federal Tax Credits Help Our House Build Center

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Our House Inc.'s $5 million Children's Center that opened June 7 was paid for with help from New Markets Tax Credits.

Allison Architects, Ruby Architects Firms Join To Form New Company

by Brandon Riddle 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After collaborating on projects for several years, Allison Architects and Ruby Architects have become one entity. The merged firm, Allison Architects Inc., will establish client bases in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

Tim Staley Named New Sales VP at Viridian (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Tim Staley has been hired as vice president of sales at Viridian of Little Rock. He was previously senior vice president at Comfort Systems USA Energy Services.

Conway Voters to Consider Bonds for Central Landing Street Improvements

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 03:33 pm

Conway voters will decide in a special election Sept. 9 whether a 1/8 cent sales tax will be rededicated to be used for special bonds to finish road work tied to the proposed Central Landing, a mixed-use redevelopment of the 151-acre municipal airport.

June Groundbreaking Planned for Creekside Retail in Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Developer Jason Pullman of Bentonville said the project at 2012 S. Promenade Blvd. received clearance in early May from city officials after engineering work was done by Tom Oppenheim of CEI Engineering Inc.

$18M Midtown Medical Park Opens in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 6/5/2014 03:03 pm

Midtown Medical Park, a new 66,000-SF medical office building at 6119 Midtown Ave. in Little Rock, opened Thursday, about a year after developers began construction.

Plans Submitted for Hotel, Murphy USA at Former Brandon House Furniture Site

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 11:51 am

The former home of Brandon House Furniture at the northwest corner of University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock could soon be the new home of a five-story, 110-room hotel and Murphy USA convenience store.

Hot Springs Task Force: Hire Downtown Development Leader

by Lee Hogan 6/4/2014 05:01 pm

To move forward with the revitalization of downtown Hot Springs, the Downtown Game Plan Task Force recommended hiring a full-time downtown development director and seeking assistance from various national groups, among other suggestions.

Southwind Milling Co. to Build Rice Mill at Pine Bluff Port

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 01:48 pm

Optimum Group says it will build a rice mill at 4215 Emmett Sanders Road at the Port of Pine Bluff. The plant, which will employ 25, will be running by February.