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City Seeks Public Comment on Washington-Willow Historic District Design Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


April 4, 2019
Contact: Andrew Garner
City Planning Director
479-575-8262
agarner@fayetteville-ar,gov
 

Public Invited to Review Proposed Design Standards for Washington-Willow Historic District


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville invites the public to review a draft of design standards for the Washington-Willow Historic District and to attend a neighborhood meeting on April 11 to discuss the proposed standards. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 326 of Fayetteville City Hall, 113 W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville.

The Washington-Willow neighborhood was designated as a National Register District in 1980. Due to development pressure in the area, residents and property owners appealed to the City of Fayetteville to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. In April 2018, the City conducted a survey of neighborhood property owners and received an overall positive response to creating design standards for the neighborhood. In August, 2018, the City Council approved a budget to hire a consultant to prepare the design standards, which have now been drafted.

The City urges residents to review the standards and provide their input, as public discussion and participation are integral to adopting standards that are as “user-friendly” and easy to understand as possible. The complete draft of the proposed standards is available for download on the City’s Website:   www.fayetteville-ar.gov/wwdesignguide.

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