Cromwell Architects Engineers sets Little Rock development project
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cromwell Architects Engineers has drafted a major development project downtown, including plans for its own headquarters.
Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.
It was initiated by Cromwell’s purchase of five tracts at 6th and Shall streets that make up the former Stebbins and Roberts properties. The land lies east of Interstate 30 and just south of Heifer International’s world headquarters.
“Forty years ago, when we built our building at Markham and Spring Streets, the area was in need of a major redevelopment effort,” Dan Fowler, Cromwell’s director of finance and business development, said in a news release. “Our building, along with investments in the Camelot Hotel, Excelsior, Stephens Building, and Capital Hotel, created a vibrant district within the core of our city. We hope to do the same east of I-30.”
Charley Penix, CEO of Cromwell, called the area “the new River Market and Main Street.”
The main building, a 50,000-square-foot warehouse, will be Cromwell’s new headquarters, housing 120 employees. Penix said hopes to attract restaurants and apartments to the project, as well.
“We’re wanting the area to be a mixed use so that it has people there 24 hours a day – commercial space, retail, eating establishments, apartments,” Penix said. “We’re hoping for it to be a community that’s a variety, mixed-use type of neighborhood.”
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Source: Arkansas Business