FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2020
Contact: Wade Abernathy
Division Manager of Facilities & Building Construction
Cultural Arts Corridor Public Meeting
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville invites the community to a public meeting about the Cultural Arts Corridor (CAC) project on Thursday, January 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 326 of City Hall (113 W. Mountain Street). Information about the project can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/culturalartscorridor and on the City’s engagement portal Speak Up Fayetteville.
Image boards with information about the Cultural Arts Corridor will be on display and City staff will be available to discuss various aspects of the project. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cultural Arts Corridor project:
- construction timeline and updates
- bond requirements and financial obligations
- replacement parking requirements and possible site locations
- project history and public outreach
- environment: forest health, stormwater issues, and SITES initiatives
- Fay Jones Woods layout, trails, materials, etc.
- West Avenue streetscapes
City staff will also be able to discuss how other City master plans and initiatives—such as the Downtown Master Plan, establishment of the Cultural Arts District, Arts Council Action Plan 2009-2012, and Fayetteville First Economic Development Plan—tie into the overall vision. Staff will be collecting questions and public input to publish on Speak Up Fayetteville, the City’s online public engagement portal.
The City of Fayetteville has contracted with Experience Fayetteville (Advertising and Promotion Commission and Visitors Bureau) to benchmark how other cities have developed, operated, programmed, and maintained public parks within urban locations that are tourist destinations.
Neighboring and interested organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to attend and engage with the staff and the public.