Building a Region

September 14, 2021

Housing

A Better Place to Be

Habitat for Humanity Benton County

Initiatives for more affordable housing are underway. Habitat for Humanity of Benton County and engineering firm, CEI, are partnering to build inclusivity into our housing market. 

  • Accessible: In an effort to provide more accessibility to homes in NWA, CEI initiated a competition this month among its 100+ staff members to design a community of homes specifically for low-income and disabled seniors and veterans. 
  • Procedure: Construction could be started by the spring or summer of 2022 — the last piece of the project is the land on which to build. Habitat for Humanity and CEI are seeking a donation of 3 acres to make the designs come to life.

Read more about the Talk Business & Politics story HERE

Sponsored by Shared Beginnings

Carnival, Cocktails, and Company

Shared Beginnings

The party is happening this Friday at The Barn at the Springs, and you’re invited. 

  • Eat, drink, and play: Shared Beginnings is a local adoption agency, and it is hosting a fundraiser event with food, drinks, and games to raise money for mothers and expectant mothers considering adoption.
  • Support birth moms: Bring your friends and try Shared Beginnings' signature cocktail. You can add drinks to your ticket, all proceeds go toward individual and group therapy sessions, support groups, workshops, and professional case management support for those who need it. 

Get your ticket HERE.

Business

Building a City

NWA Daily

The Johnson Square is growing, with the latest project being a $5m medical office building

  • Current work: The new building has 19,996 sq/ft of rentable space, and Best Start Pediatrics and Eason Counseling & Associates are the initial tenants. The date construction is expected to be complete is June 2022. 
  • More to come: Johnson Square is an 80 acre mixed-use development area with offices, shops, and a neighborhood. There are plans for a new heart of Johnson with a town square at the intersection of Main Street and Johnson Mill Boulevard.

Read more about the latest project on Johnson Square HERE.

Food & Drink

Drinks All Around

NWA Daily

Last Tuesday’s City Council meeting resulted in a decision that is pleasing to all those within the Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA) in Fayetteville. 

  • More room: The parameters of the ORA in Fayetteville are going to be extended, allowing people to go further with their drinks. The district will expand onto the Razorback Greenway down to the South Yard development.
  • The Council also removed the sunset clause from the ORA, meaning there is now no expiration date on the drinking district.

Read the full story HERE.

Event

International Cycling Attention

NWA Daily

The UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will appear in Fayetteville twice over the season’s duration, first a month from today on Oct. 13, and second for the World Championships in January next year. 

  • History in the making: Both races will be at Centennial Park in Fayetteville, making Oct. 13 a first-take for what to expect at the biggest event for Cyclo-cross and the finale of it all.
  • International event: The 2021-2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will visit 5 countries over its course, and athletes from over 20 countries will be represented. 

Click HERE for more. 

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