FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2018
Contact: Garner Stoll
Public Invited to Participate in Person or Online for 71B Corridor Plan
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The section of state highway 71B in Fayetteville is an important artery through the core of our City. The through-traffic of Northwest Arkansas now travels along I-49, which allows us to rethink the corridor’s future with the goal of creating safe travel for vehicles, transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians. City staff is asking the public to help develop a vision and implementation program for the future of this important community roadway. The study areas are:
- NORTH: N. College Avenue from North Street to northern city limits near Lake Fayetteville
- SOUTH: Archibald Yell Boulevard and S. School Avenue from Rock Street to Cato Springs Road.
The planning process for the development of this corridor offers opportunities to enhance our economic vitality, expand our tax base, increase housing supply and choices, improve transportation options, create a more walkable city, and develop a more attractive community corridor.
A goal of the process is to develop a shared vision for the corridor that unites businesses and property owners and identifies practical action steps. This vision will consider such important issues as land use, zoning, transportation, design, visual character, public spaces, and infrastructure. Community input is essential in creating that vision.
Public Engagement Opportunities
Workshops on September 12 and 13 will follow the same format and include a panel discussion of the Highway 71B history and character, solutions from other cities, and an opportunity for public input.
- Wednesday, September 12, 5 to 7p.m.
71B Corridor Plan Workshop - Ozark Natural Foods Community Room (1554 N. College Ave.)
- Thursday, September 13, 5 to 7p.m.
71B Corridor Plan Workshop - Arkansas Research and Technology Park AT&T Conference Room (535 W. Research Center Blvd.)
Information about the 71B Corridor Plan and a link to take a comprehensive survey on the City’s new community engagement portal, Speak Up Fayetteville, can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/71B