Current City Projects and Initiatives
One of the many retail projects being worked on by the city, Lewis Crossing is set to be another center of commerce for the City of Conway. Positioned to be just off of the Dave Ward exit. With big names like Sam's Club it will likely be one of the busier places any time of the week.
Slated to go into the old airport once they relocate to new facilities, Central Landing is planning to be a premier lifestyle development and is one of the many retail sites in development around Conway.
Central Landing will be a lifestyle development, which are mixed-use developments that focus on providing what people need to live—retail space, restaurants, and residential space. The Hendrix Village is the closest example we have in Conway, where homes, apartments, shops, and restaurants are all next to each other.
The 250,000-SF center will feature a 100,000-SF Dillard's and more than 40 other stores and restaurants.
Revitalization of Markham Street
The City of Conway was awarded a “JUMP START ” Grant from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development , through Metroplan, the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for the transportation planning process in central Arkansas under federal law. Utilizing this grant, premier national planners are partnering with the City of Conway to develop a vision for this important street. Markham Street, located near the center Conway, has tremendous potential for redevelopment. Bordered by Hendrix College and Downtown Conway, Markham could absorb the personality of these great institutions or develop its own neighborhood or business identity. For more information on the implementation strategies for Markham Street, go to www.ImagineConway.com or contact Scott Grummer, City Planner at (501) 450-6105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Revitalization of Pine Street: Pocket Neighborhood Project
The City of Conway has been working with the Pine Street Community over the last several years to realize a model block project, adapting single family owner occupied lots into a Pocket Neighborhood configuration for smaller lot cottage style housing. This project which began 2009, is a public/private partnership using Community Development Block Grant funding for land acquisition and public infrastructure improvements, while leveraging private development for the construction of the single family homes. Twelve homes will be constructed on the southern half of the block bordered by Factory St. to the east, Hamilton St. to the west and Spruce St. to the South. Five homes will be sold at market rate, and seven will be sold to qualified first time homebuyers with down payment assistance available. Utility improvements began in late 2015, to be completed in January 2016, with housing construction anticipated to begin in Spring, 2016. To learn more about these housing opportunities in downtown Conway, contact Scott Grummer at (501) 450-6105 or email email@example.com. Project updates will be posted to www.ImagineConway.com.