TSW has been involved in the master planning of North Little Rock’s Argenta Downtown District for the past two years. Recently featured in the New York Times Travel section, the Argenta Arts District, a six-block area within the Downtown District, captures the community spirit of Argenta and shows the potential for the entire study area.
What is certain is that in these six square blocks of vintage storefronts and artists’ studios, a trolley ride across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock, urban desolation is giving way to urban cool. “There’s been a dramatic change even since we arrived,” said Jody Hardin, who in 2008 co-founded the district’s popular Saturday farmers’ market, where only Arkansas purveyors are welcome. “The galleries and restaurants, the new town homes and restored houses, are making this a place to be.”
For the slideshow, go to http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/08/17/travel/20100822-SURFACING.html
For more information on the master planning process, go to http://www.tunspan.com/argenta/
Character Area Plan for Argenta