City officials broke ground today on a new $37 million criminal justice center while across town Highlands Oncology Group celebrated the next phase of construction of its new facility in Springdale with a topping out ceremony.
Both events came on the heels of major announcements Thursday of new residential, commercial, dining, and park space for Downtown Springdale.
The city’s criminal justice center, when complete in about a year, will provide expanded space for Springdale’s police department, courts and prosecuting attorney’s office. It is located just north of existing City Hall. Once complete, Phase II of the construction will completely renovate existing City Hall. The new facility is designed to make access to city services more convenient for Springdale residents.
Highlands Oncology Group added the final steel beam to its new $30 million Springdale facility under construction just southwest of the I-49/Don Tyson Parkway interchange. The facility is part of a larger 27-acre, $180 million Parkway Plaza commercial development on Springdale’s west side. The facility will join a growing medical hub in the city, joining Northwest Medical System, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Washington Regional Her Health Clinic and a soon-to-open Mercy Northwest facility at Elm Springs Road.