LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Revitalization in Little Rock’s East Village continues with the soon-to-be-vacant 12 Star Flats.

The 12 Star Flats is a mix of studio and two bedroom apartments located on the second floor of the Paint Factory. It will be ready for tenants in just a few short weeks.

The Paint Factory is a mixed-use building in Little Rock’s East Village that includes almost 30,000 square feet of office space for 130 Cromwell employees, 16 loft apartments, and Chef Donnie Ferneau’s newest restaurant Cathead’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

It’s named after Sterling Paint’s famous 12 Star brand; the flats offer rare industrial style living that retains the character and history of a great Arkansas success story. The apartments feature an on-site fitness center, a community room, an outdoor patio, and convenient parking.

East Village is the 6th & newest Downtown Neighborhood along with the Financial Quarter, MacArthur Park, SOMA, River Market & Argenta neighborhoods. It is similar in some ways to the other 5 but has a more industrial flavor architecturally due to its unique history.

Other major anchors include the Clinton Center, Heifer International HQ, & eStem Middle School now under construction.

Food and beverage establishments already in the area include Rebel Kettle & Lost 40 craft breweries, Heifer Cafe and “42”, an upscale restaurant in the Clinton Center. There are several other exciting projects in the East Village underway or planned to include the new Rock City marina, “The Bike Shop” at 1212 East 6th and the redevelopment of both the Ace Glass & Rock Town Distillery buildings.