The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is purchasing the former Golden Living headquarters in Fort Smith. The higher education institution will use the 318,000 square-foot property to expand its research operations. According to the article on Talk Business & Politics:
The five-story building will be used by ACHE for two primary purposes: A health and wellness center, and space for what ACHE says “will make us the largest research institution of any osteopathic school in the nation.” Golden Living-affiliated companies will continue to lease the second and third floors. The first floor will house the health and wellness center, and the fourth and fifth floors will be used for the research facility. The fifth floor also could be used for offices, Parker said.
The center and the research space could be fully operational within 18 months