LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Arrow Senior Living has opened The Summit Senior Living at Chenal Valley in Little Rock. Built by O’Reilly Development, the property is situated in the West Little Rock area and sits on 12 acres near outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining. The 163,000-square-foot property features 96 independent living units, 44 assisted living units and 18 memory care units. The Summit Senior Living at Chenal Valley is the first Arrow-operated community in Arkansas and the operator’s 35th in the nation.
ROGERS, ARK. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of The Fitzroy Grove, a 250-unit apartment community located in Rogers. Martin Bynum and Craig Hey of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Huffman & Co., in the transaction. Lurin Capital acquired the property for an undisclosed price. Built in 2021, Fitzroy Grove features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Community amenities include a 24-hour health club, bocce ball and pickleball courts, business center, coworking spaces, dog park, coffee bar, putting green and a resort-style swimming pool with cabanas, according to the property website.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has broken ground on its Stella Boyle Smith Music Center, an $11.8 million project in Little Rock’s East Village. Scheduled for completion in September 2024, the facility will total 20,000 square feet and will feature music classrooms and practice spaces. Witsell Evans Rasco Architects designed the center, and Bailey Construction will serve as the general contractor. Major donors for the project include The Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Susie and Charles Morgan, Gus Vratsinas, Terri and Chuck Erwin, the Windgate Foundation, E. Lee Ronnel, Simmons Bank, the State of Arkansas and members of the ASO board of directors.
ROGERS, ARK. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of Uptown Terrace, a 260-unit apartment community located in Rogers, a town in Northwest Arkansas. Martin Bynum and Craig Hey of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, SC Bodner Co. Inc., in the transaction. The buyer and sales price were not disclosed. Built in 2021, Uptown Terrace features a bark park, business center, clubhouse, coffee bar, fire pit, fitness center, Luxer One package locker system, outdoor TV area, resort-style swimming pool with a sundeck and cabanas, a pickleball court, valet trash service and a yoga room. The property also features 28,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Mia Rose Holdings LLC has secured the land and construction financing for The Junction at Shiloh, a planned 135-unit multifamily community in Fayetteville. Southern Bank provided financing. Upon completion, the property will feature 12 studio, 118 one-bedroom, 35 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments ranging from 629 to 1,291 square feet in size. Amenities at the community will include a swimming pool, fitness center, business center and multiple green spaces. Rosemann & Associates is the architect on the project, construction for which is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year. The Engenuity is providing mechanical, electric and plumbing (MEP) engineering. Kimbel Mechanical is the MEP contractor, and Oelke Construction is the sitework contractor. Asset Living will manage The Junction at Shiloh, with the first units expected to open mid-year 2024.
MULBERRY, ARK. — Compass Cold Storage has announced the completion and opening of the 142,160-square-foot first phase of its new cold storage facility located in Mulberry. Featuring 18,500 pallet positions, the cold storage facility can maintain temperatures ranging from negative 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Completion of the second phase of the project, which will include additional freezer and dock space and bring the project cost to roughly $50 million, is scheduled for later this summer. A third phase is in the planning stage. Doug Bowen and Darren Winstead are the owners and operators of Compass Cold. Melbourne, Fla.-based Ti Cold is the developer on the project.
BENTON, ARK. — Legacy Realty Group Advisors has brokered the $9.3 million sale of Benton Commons, a 74,870-square-foot retail center located in Benton, roughly 25 miles southwest of Little Rock. Kroger anchors the property, and other tenants include State Farm Insurance, Sumo Express and H&R Block. Jacob Baruch, Jonah Warshaw and Daniel Baruch of Legacy represented the undisclosed buyer in the transaction. Todd Rice of Colliers Arkansas represented the undisclosed seller.
BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Walmart has opened its second in-store fulfillment center, dubbed Market Fulfillment Center (MFC), at a store in its headquarters city of Bentonville. The Walmart store (Store 100) is located at 406 S. Walton Blvd. The retail giant’s MFC strategy calls for high-tech fulfillment centers to be built within existing Walmart stores and powered by Alphabot, a proprietary storage and retrieval system. “This new order fulfillment system is truly game changing,” says Ryan Simpson, store manager at Store 100. “Not only does it enhance the customer experience through quicker, more accurate online order fulfillment, it also provides us the runway to continue growing our business now and in the future.” Walmart’s proof of concept store for the MFC strategy was in Salem, N.H. Walmart plans to continue opening MFCs in select stores in the coming years.
SJC Ventures Adds Firebirds Wood Fired Grill to Pinnacle Springs Mixed-Use Development in Rogers, Arkansas
ROGERS, ARK. — Atlanta-based SJC Ventures has signed casual American restaurant chain Firebirds Wood Fired Grill to join the tenant roster at Pinnacle Springs, a mixed-use development underway in Rogers. The 80,498-square-foot development will be anchored by Whole Foods Market. Construction at the site, located at the corner of West Seneca Road and South Promenade Boulevard, will begin this spring. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is tentatively planned to open in the fourth quarter of 2024. Tina Howard of SJC Ventures is leading the leasing assignment for Pinnacle Springs. The developer plans to announce more tenants in the near future. North Carolina-based Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has more than 60 locations across the country, and the Pinnacle Springs location will be its first in Arkansas.
ROGERS, ARK. — Mia Rose Holdings LLC has broken ground on The Junction of Scottsdale, a 226-unit apartment community located adjacent to Scottsdale Center mall in Rogers. The $55 million project represent the third multifamily development in northwest Arkansas for the St. Louis-based developer. Situated on nearly 10 acres at the intersection of North 40th and West Olive streets, The Junction will feature seven three-story buildings comprising one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 751 to 1,109 square feet. Amenities will include a resort-inspired pool, clubhouse, two fitness centers, business center with leasable coworking space, covered parking and numerous greenspace gathering areas. First National Bank of Fort Smith provided an undisclosed amount of construction financing for the project. The design-build team includes Rosemann & Associates, Thomas Construction, The Engenuity Inc. and Crafton Tull. Asset Living will manage the property on behalf of Mia Rose.