Demolition of old buildings allows for development near the river

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Mayor Terry Hartwick began the demolition of the old City Services Building on Feb. 27. The now vacant structure, located at 120 Main Street was built in 1966 as First American National Bank, and was later purchased by the city of North Little Rock in 1998 to use as a one-stop-shop to pay your utilities as well as to visit Finance, Planning, Human Resources, Commerce and IT departments. 

Some employees from the North Little Rock Electric Department were also housed in that building. The former City Services Building at 120 Main Street is approximately 40,000 square feet, and the building/drive-thru located at 116 Main Street, sitting immediately behind it, is approximately 2,600 square feet. Both of these buildings will be demolished in less than 75 days. The demolition of these structures will allow for future development downtown near the river. (Note: All of these departments and additional departments relocated to the new City Service Building last year at 700 West 29th Street.