Progress in North Little Rock

There are several projects scheduled to begin, planned to open, and are already in progress making North Little Rock a better place to live, work, eat, and play. Click on a project below to find out more.

Park Hill Jump Start

The majority of the planting and overlay is completed along the east side. The medians are almost complete. Crews are working toward moving to the west side, they will begin at A Street and work north.

For questions or concerns, contact Cbailey@nlr.ar.gov
501-442-5329

East Broadway and Census Tract 28 Update Video

In late 2018 a study was commissioned to look at ways that East Broadway and Census Tract 28 could be updated. This is a short update on some of the economic growth in the area.

Special Olympics Arkansas

WDD Architects is proud to partner with Special Olympics Arkansas to design their new home office in North Little Rock. SOA serves 44,500 athletes of all ages throughout the state of Arkansas. The Legacy Building will allow SOA to expand opportunities, events, and resources for athletes and their families across the state! Click here to see the full vision of their legacy.

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Glass Recycling

North Little Rock will soon be seeing cutting-edge glass recycling plant

Two companies have partnered up to bring a new cutting-edge glass recycling plant to North Little Rock.

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Read/Listen to the THV11 story here

Rose City Health Clinic

Progress continues on the full-service medical clinic in the east part of North Little Rock. The state-of-the-art building has an estimated total cost of $5,000,000 with a targeted completion date of May 2024. This 6,357 square foot facility will help improve the health of residents in Rose City. The City of North Little Rock broke ground August 1, 2022 on the clinic which is a partnership between the City of North Little Rock and Baptist Health. Community leaders and the City of North Little Rock are proud of the progress being made in the east part of our city.

Dictionary.com defines the word foundation as the basis or groundwork of anything as well as, the natural or prepared ground or base on which some structure rests.

Today (July 28, 2023) was a key date in the construction of the health clinic on East Broadway. At 4 am, crews for Alessi Keyes Construction were pouring the foundation in preparation of steel delivery on Friday of this week (7/21).

It is important in another way. For a city to have a strong foundation, it starts with its healthcare system. That is why this clinic is so important. The Rose City/East NLR area has been without a medical office since the fire destroyed Dr. Pledger’s clinic in June of 2013. The partnership with Baptist Health and the City of North Little Rock is bringing a full medical office to meet the healthcare needs of its residents on the eastside of town. This project is already spurring interests of other businesses to look to locate in the area and new housing developments are being planned.

This is laying a foundation for future growth.

three images of pouring concrete for foundation
Central Fire Station

Demolition of the old Clendenin School at 13th and Main began recently, clearing the way for the city’s new Central Fire Station. It is the site of North Little Rock’s first high school built in 1902, shown here in two photo images. That four-story school building, which featured a tall central bell tower, was torn down in 1950, though it didn’t come down until after the newer two-story L-shaped building was built around the older building, shown here in a June 1950 School District publication. The newer Clendenin School – the one just razed — is shown here in a photo image from the 1950s. Known as Clendenin Elementary for most of the period from 1913 to 1971, the school was renamed Argenta Elementary and then renamed Argenta Academy in 1990. The North Little Rock School District closed the building and sold it in 2015.

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Click here to view the demolition in preparation for the construction of the new Central Fire Station.

Blaze Fire Station (Station 11)

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