Committee to discuss Dickson Street parking deck designs

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Three potential locations for a Dickson Street area parking deck have been identified by Mayor Lioneld Jordan

Mayor Lioneld Jordan has assembled a 10-member committee to begin looking at designs for a planned Dickson Street area parking deck.

Jordan has selected three potential locations for the group to consider before making design recommendations — the paid lot south of Kingfish, the paid lot south of Grub’s and the property that is currently home to the administrative offices of the Walton Arts Center.

“I want (the committee) to tell me what they think will look good and what would blend in well with the downtown area,” Jordan said.

He said the deck, which would be paid for using money generated from the area’s paid parking program, is part of his vision for the Dickson Street area which also includes more hotel rooms and an expanded Walton Arts Center.

The parking deck committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday inside City Hall room 326.

Mayor Jordan’s parking deck committee

Carl Collier – Owner, Collier’s Drug Store
Steve Clark – President and CEO, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Andrea Foren – Purchasing agent, city of Fayetteville / owner, Maxine’s Tap Room
Marilyn Heifner – Executive director, Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree – Associate Dean / professor, UA Fay Jones School of Architecture
Stephen Smith — Communications professor, University of Arkansas
Brian Swain – Administrator, Central United Methodist Church
Terri Trotter – Chief operating officer, Walton Arts Center
Sharon Waters – Parking and telecommunications manager, city of Fayetteville
Amy White – Owner, Something Urban