The Capitol Area of today is the hub of Arkansas State Government centering on the State Capitol and numerous state office buildings. The many commercial buildings, along with some residential properties and a few warehouses, distinguish todays Capitol Neighborhood from its predominately residential past.
Encompassing approximately fifty blocks and roughly triangular in shape, the Capitol Area is at the western proximity of the Central Business District, bounded on the east by Cross Street, on the south by Interstate 630, and on the north and west by the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks. Although predominately an area of government and commercial offices, there is a small contingent of permanent residents still calling the neighborhood home and a new interest in developing residential usage within the area.
A varied mix of architectural styles can be found in this eclectic area, from stately governmental buildings, classic mid-century office buildings and small scale residential architecture, to modern contemporary structures and simple brick and metal warehouses.