Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, the real estate services and management company working to redevelop the former Conway Municipal Airport site, has scheduled a public information meeting to discuss plans for Central Landing.

The developers are seeking to rezone the old airport site to a PUD or Planned Unit Development at the Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 18.

A public information meeting is required as part of a PUD rezoning submission, said Bryan Patrick, director of planning and development for the City of Conway.

“The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public of the project and allow interested parties to ask questions and voice concerns in an informal setting,” he said.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 at the Conway Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m.

Patrick said the City Council would likely consider the request and make the final decision in their meeting on Aug. 26.

Jim Wilson & Associates describes Central Landing as a “312,724 square foot, 150 acre mixed use regional lifestyle center featuring a department store, retail shop space, restaurants, hotel and outparcels.”

Ideally, Patrick said, the developers will present drawings and site plans to show what the project might look like.

A site plan on the Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC website shows an outdoor mall with a Dillard’s department store paired with a mix of about 40 retail tenants and restaurants.

A hotel, bowling alley and about eight sections of outparcel/future development space are also shown.

The site plan was produced by CMH Architects of Birmingham, Ala.

The PUD rezoning request comes before the special election scheduled Sept. 9 when voters will decide whether or not to rededicate a 1/8-cent sales tax to pay for street projects tied to Central Landing development.

As a PUD, Patrick said, the Planning Commission and City Council have the ability to place conditions on the development.

For example, a condition could be put on the PUD that would revert the development back to its previous zoning if funding for street infrastructure wasn’t approved, Patrick said.

Central Landing is projected to open in the spring of 2016, according to the Jim Wilson & Associates website.


Central Landing 

Retail Tenant List:


Books-A-Million 12,000 SF

Express 6,080 SF

GNC 1,856 SF

Claire's 1,379 SF

American Eagle 6,797 SF

Versona 5,952 SF

Limited 4,512 SF

Pac Sun 2,976 SF

"Shoes" 5,300 SF


Moe's Southwest Grill 2,760 SF

Newk's 4,464 SF

Zoe's 2,800 SF

Five Guys 3,780 SF

Genghis Grill 4,592 SF

Journeys 2,030 SF

Hot Topic 1,610 SF

"Retail" 1,400 SF

Buckle 4,924 SF

Ann Taylor Loft 4,700 SF

White House Black Market 4,050 SF

Apricot Lane 2,250 SF

Chico 3,240 SF

Victoria's Secret 6,548 SF


Management office 2,496 SF

Francesca's 1,352 SF

Sunglass Hut 1,352 SF

Foot Locker 3,400 SF

Forever 21 6,000 SF

LensCrafters 4,480 SF

Men's Wearhouse 4,480 SF


Children's Place 3,430 SF

Justice for Girls 4,410 SF

Carter's 4,048 SF

Crazy 8 2,112 SF

Portrait Innovations 2,024 SF

Lane Bryant 4,988 SF

Kay Jewelers 2,152 SF


Total shops/office gross leasable area: 142,724 SF 


Department store: 

Dillard's 126,000 SF

(Staff writer Michelle Corbet can be reached by email at michelle.corbet@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1215. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)