FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2018
Contact: Peter Nierengarten
Director of Sustainability
Cultural Arts Corridor Design Draft Revealed, City Seeks Public Input
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), landscape architecture firm for the City of Fayetteville’s Cultural Arts Corridor project, will return to next week to provide results from previous listening and public input sessions held this fall. NBW will also reveal the conceptual design draft and seeks additional public input. NBW will use the public input for creating the final conceptual design to be presented before City Council for approval in early 2019. Next week’s sessions and an online survey will be the public’s final opportunity to provide input on the conceptual design prior to the final design and construction phase. Construction of the Cultural Arts Corridor is included as one of the projects for the City’s 2019 Bond Proposals.
Public input sessions will be held at Fayetteville Town Center (15 W. Mountain Street). Free parking is available in the Town Center parking deck for the input sessions:
- Tuesday, December 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, December 6, 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Information, survey results, and concept sketches can be found online at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/culturalartscorridor and on the City’s public engagement portal Speak Up Fayetteville.
The Cultural Arts Corridor design will incorporate playful recreation elements, public art, streetscaping, enhanced pedestrian paths, and open-air gathering spaces while integrating the natural landscape with the urban. When complete, the corridor will serve as a vibrant and memorable civic space for entertainment, community, and expression that also showcases the unique character and culture of Fayetteville.
This project design is made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program. Award-winning landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz were selected to facilitate the design process and project.