Plans surface for large-scale housing projects in downtown Fayetteville

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Documents included in a recent Parks & Recreation Advisory Board agenda show preliminary site plans for two large-scale apartment complexes near Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

The first details of a much-rumored large-scale housing development in downtown Fayetteville emerged today, and as it turns out, there are actually two projects in the works.

Park Land Dedication documents included in an upcoming Parks & Recreation Advisory Board agenda show preliminary site plans for a 183-unit student housing complex at the corner of Maple Street and West Avenue and a 200-unit complex at the corner of Lafayette Street and Campbell Avenue.

Plans for the two projects were submitted by Project Canada, LLC, a new company formed by Jeremy Hudson and Seth Mims of MC3 Multifamily.

MC3 is most known for its LEED Platinum-certified ECO Modern Flats project, a renovated apartment complex just south of the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

According to the documents, the student complex at Maple and West is being designed by Fayetteville firm (and Eco Modern Flats architects) Modus Studio. The development would include the entire block south to Lafayette Street and east to West Avenue. The proposed plans include a parking structure surrounded by streetside residential units to the north, east and south as well as a courtyard and a pool. The west side of the development faces Frisco Trail.

Plans for the complex at Lafayette and Campbell are designed by Humphreys & Partners and show a similar layout with a multi-level parking garage and pool surrounded on all sides by residential units.

Hudson said Project Canada will seek LEED certification for both developments and that if all goes according to plan, construction would begin sometime next year.