“Bruce Lee” museum approved for Sunbridge Dr. in Fayetteville

Tracking down details on this has been tricky so far, but what we do know is that the Fayetteville Planning Commission last month approved a conditional use permit for a 12,300-square-foot museum to be built on an undeveloped, wooded, 3.38-acre lot on 255 E. Sunbridge Drive in Fayetteville.

Rumors have been swirling recently about a martial arts-themed museum coming to town. To us, they’d been nothing but rumors until a brief mention today at Arkansas Business piqued our interest.

Lo and behold, the July 11 Planning Commission agenda includes an item titled “CUP 11-3868: Conditional Use Permit (255 E. SUNBRIDGE DR./BRUCE LEE MUSEUM, 290).”

The commission meeting mentioned a building with office areas, display areas and a 50-seat theater.

A Seattle-based Bruce Lee Action Museum has been in the works for a few years with specs calling for a three-story building with outdoor plazas, a mediation room, a library and 250-seat theater. As of this summer, however, the project was still in an unknown state.

Also this summer, plans to turn Bruce Lee’s former Hong Kong residence into a commemorative museum were reportedly abandoned when the Hong Kong government was unable to reach an agreement with the owner of the property.

Is this the martial arts-themed museum we’ve been hearing about? Is it the Bruce Lee we’re thinking of?

We’ll keep looking.