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Future Visions

John Gilbert

“When we think of vibrant downtown markets, we think of Little Rock/North Little Rock and envision a downtown that enjoys a thriving workforce, entertainment district and residential living.  It’s a place people want to work, dine and live, which is why we are developing The Enclave at the Riverfront – a 260-unit, luxury, mid-rise apartment community. Our residents will enjoy a premier living experience at a location that offers a multitude of amenities in a bustling environment.  Bomasada Group is a Houston-based real estate development firm specializing in multi-family development and construction, and we chose to be an integral part of this North Little Rock environment because we believe in its redevelopment opportunities.  We performed extensive research in the Little Rock area and determined there was a need for a Class “A” apartment project near the River Market. We  looked at several potential sites on both sides of the Arkansas River and purchased what we feel is the best site in the marketplace – the 3-acre parcel on Riverfront Drive between Alltel Arena and the Arkansas River. The site was the former home of the Jackson Cookie Company. We selected this location due to its close proximity to many of the area’s employment, entertainment and recreational centers, such as the River Market, Clinton Library, Alltel Arena, Dickey-StephensBaseballPark, the State Capital, the MedicalCenter, BurnsPark, River Trail, InlandMaritimeMuseum and McCain Mall. In addition, our project will offer fabulous views of the Little Rock skyline and Arkansas River. The Enclave at the Riverfront will be the premier residential community in the downtown Little Rock/North Little Rock market.”

John Gilbert, CEO, Bomasada Group

Bomasada Group


This site is proudly sponsored by the following companies who not only support Little rock but also support its downtown revitalization.
Affiliated Real Estate Appraisers of Arkansas  Alltel Wireless  Arkansas Department of Economic Development  AT&T  Bell-Corley Construction  Bomasada Group  City of Little Rock  City of North Little Rock  Clinton Museum  Comcast  Cornerstone Resources Construction Company  Crestview Uniforms and Scrubs  Earth Retaining Solutions  ENG Lending  Heifer International  IBEW  Lafayette Square  Little Rock Chamber of Commerce  Little Rock Convention & Vistors Bureau  Little Rock National Airport  Metropolitan Bank  Moses Tucker Real Estate  North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce  North Little Rock Visitors Bureau  Pulaski Technical College  Stephens Inc.  The Downtown Partnership  The Peabody Hotel  Windstream Communications 

Gregg Herning

Gregg Herning

“It’s hard to believe that January 31, 2007 will mark the fifth anniversary of The Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.  Needless to say, the vision of Martin S. Belz, President and Chairman of The Peabody Hotel Group, has proven to be right on the mark, with his decision to invest in a revitalized and expanding market here in the capital city.

As The Peabody Hotel’s general manager, I have been at the helm since 2004.  As a former sales and marketing director at the world famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, I set a course to capitalize on the increased awareness that Little Rock has enjoyed since the opening of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library.  We have seen unprecedented increases in both leisure and convention visitors since the Library’s opening.  And it hasn’t stopped there.  The growth of the River Market District, the presence of Heifer International, and impressive downtown residential development all has kept Little Rock in the national spotlight.

We’re also optimistic about planned improvements on Little Rock’s riverfront.  The Peabody Hotel group has secured the naming rights for what will be called PeabodyPark, located just steps outside the hotel’s rear entrance.  The park will feature an attractive splash pool, sunning area, and be linked to the Arkansas River Trail system.  The Peabody plans to offer rental bicycles and old-fashioned surrey rides to their guests.  This one-of-a-kind park just outside of our back door allows us to offer resort type amenities at a downtown hotel. We’re excited to see our beautiful riverfront utilized so well.

With the hotel’s five-year anniversary approaching, a full calendar of local events aimed to Little Rock residents are in the works.  It’s always been our goal for The Peabody to be regarded as Little Rock’s social hub.”

Gregg Herning, General Manager
Peabody Hotel