John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, announced on October 8 that a new, two-story building will be constructed on property the company owns at 319 E. Emma Avenue and the adjacent building, formerly known as the Brown Hatchery building.
“Downtown Springdale is where we started,” Tyson said. “There’s a rich past here, but also an exciting future – and, we plan to be part of it.”
New Tyson Foods office buildingA new two-story, 44,000 square-foot structure will be constructed on the site, between and behind the two older buildings, preserving their original frontage. Workspace for about 250 people will be created by the project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Demolition of several other buildings on Tyson Foods’ property will begin in mid-October.
The announcement comes several months after the company made a $1 million contribution to the Downtown Springdale Alliance.
“While the purpose of that donation was to help jump-start the revitalization of downtown, what’s even more important is bringing people back to Emma street,” Tyson said. “That’s why we have plans to locate more than 300 of our corporate team members downtown.”