Construction has officially begun on downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Plaza and First Orion Headquarters. First Orion is an Arkansas-based company that provides transparency in phone communication which will be relocating its headquarters to the 500 block of Main Street in North Little Rock. The 60,000 square-foot building will have 200 employees.
The plaza, owned by the City of North Little Rock, will be an anchor for businesses like First Orion in the growing Argenta Arts District. The design includes a “front porch” area with outdoor seating; water fountains; a water wall feature; stage area, and forested area with grassy berms. The North Little Rock Heritage Center, First Orion, and another building still in planning stages will surround the plaza, which will face Main Street with access to the Rock Region METRO streetcar route and local dining in Argenta.