Our world is a playground. Unfortunately, poor design, limited transportation, and inaccessible structures keep many people on the outside looking in. We develop infrastructure and experiences that allow everyone to participate regardless of ability

When everyone can participate, we all flourish.


South Cato Springs

Located in South Fayetteville, next to Kessler Regional Park, Friends and board members of the SLS Community are actively developing a 230-acre mixed-use development in South Fayetteville. The project has secured nationally recognized anchors to demonstrate inclusion at scale. The development will create jobs, sustainable revenue for the SLS community, and a national model for designing more welcoming communities.

  • Community and Recreation Center
  • Commercial Offices
  • Adaptive Mountain Biking
  • Farm to Table Restaurant
  • World-Class Medical Care
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Music, Film, Entertainment Venue
  • Various Housing Options

The South Cato Project ensures that as NWA experiences explosive growth and continues to rise in desirability, it is welcoming for people of ALL abilities.

What is Universal Design?

Simply put, universal design is intentionally including as many people as possible from inception to construction. It is not a specific adaptation for a minority group; instead, universal design takes as many people’s needs regardless of age, size, or ability to ensure maximum enjoyment by all.

If you can imagine bringing your company to South Cato Springs or would like to ‘universally design’ your next project, contact us.

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