Apartment complexes coming to Tontitown

by Jeff Della Rosa (JDellaRosa@nwabj.com) 1,209 views 

Developers have plans in various stages of design and development to build multiple apartment complexes, townhomes and duplexes along U.S. Highway 412 in Tontitown.

Dirt work has started on the 264-unit TTown 112 Apartments on 21.6 acres south of Highway 412 and west of Arkansas Highway 112. The apartment complex is expected to be completed in two phases and follows the development of the 156-unit Towne Park @ Har-Ber on 9.6 acres, north of Highway 412, bordering the Springdale city limits.

Plans show that TTown 112 South Holdings LLC of Springdale, registered to attorney Larry McCredy, is the developer for the apartment complex. TTown 112 South Holdings acquired the property for the apartment complex from Morsani Properties LLC on Jan. 8.

Conceptual drawings of mixed-use development Henri de Tonti Center show a 132-unit apartment complex, 15 duplexes and 28,500 square feet of commercial space on 16.3 acres at Klenc Road and U.S. Highway 412. Other features of the conceptual design submitted by Fort Smith architect Blue Rock include a pool, clubhouse and cabana. Fort Smith-based Norris Services & Construction is the project developer.

Another developer had planned to build townhomes and duplexes along Highway 112, north of Highway 412, but plans have been delayed because of the expected widening of Highway 112, said Courtney McNair, planning official for the city of Tontitown.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission recently agreed to a vision to widen to four lanes an 18-mile segment of Highway 112 in Benton and Washington counties. Plans for the road show a divided highway with a raised median and include breaks in the median every one-quarter of a mile.

Roundabouts at intersections would be considered, and plans for the project would be approved by eight city councils of the cities in which the project would run, the commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation. Improvements to the highway are expected to cost $37.5 million, and the project is set for federal fiscal year 2022, which starts Oct. 1, 2021.