FORT SMITH – A new building dedicated to rock climbing is headed to 3625 South 91st Street, as a building permit has been issued by the City of Fort Smith to Vertical Horizons LLC to complete the facility. The company will act as its’ own contractor, building the project at a cost of $571,570.

The company had made the following announcement in 2017, but their social media presence went silent following the post, which received tremendous response from its’ audience.

“Jerry and Amanda Barnett are happy to announce they are opening an indoor rock climbing gym in Fort Smith, AR.” the company said. “The gym will have routes up to 35 ft. which will include lead and toprope climbing, 5 autobelay stations, children’s climbing area, plus tons of bouldering.”

The list below represents the most significant other non-residential building permits issued the week of June 18 -22, 2018:


Project: 200 N. 15th Street – Renovations to First United Methodist Church
Project Owner: First United Methodist Church
Project Cost: $1,280,000.00
Project Contractor: Beshears Construction, Inc.

Project: 5111 Rogers – JC Penney Salon Remodel
Project Owner: Fort Smith Mall. LLC
Project Cost: $59,949.00
Project Contractor: Asa Carlton, Inc.

Project: 1701 S. Zero – Arvest Bank 2nd Floor Remodel
Project Owner: Arvest Bank
Project Cost: $31,273.00
Project Contractor: Petree Construction


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