Friday, June 25, 2010

CDC's First Insulated Concrete Form Home by Smart Structures, Dist.

The DLRCDC completed it's first Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) home. The 1400 sq/ft, 2-story, 3 bed, 2-1/2 bath home with attached 2 car garage was completed in June. NACA provided the approved financing through Bank of America in conjunction with the HOME grant program through the city of Little Rock which was used to buy down the interest rate to 0.45% for 30 years making the monthly mortgage cost to the homeowner after taxes and insurance at approximately $650.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2010 Community Development Awards

On June 2, 2010 at the Governors Mansion, the Downtown Little Rock CDC and U of A Fay Jones School of Architecture were awarded the "Triumph Award" at the Community Development Service Awards sponsored by the Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment (ACHANGE). Both the School and CDC were awarded this due to the innovative partnership between the two and it's use in progressive thinking/problem solving in community development.