Fayetteville seeks public input on Cultural Arts Corridor draft

The corridor could also include an accessible woodland and creek area alongside the Fayetteville Public Library / Nelson Byrd Woltz

It’s time to weigh in on what designers have come up with for Fayetteville’s Cultural Arts Corridor project.

Officials have scheduled two public input sessions this week at the Fayetteville Town Center, located on the south side of the downtown square.

Sessions are planned on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 2-4 p.m., and on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Town Center parking deck, according to a news release.

Landscape architects with Nelson Byrd Woltz will provide results from previous public input sessions and reveal the most recent conceptual design draft for the project. Input gained at these events will help guide the firm in its final design of the corridor.

The two-phase design is funded entirely by a $1.8 million Design Excellence Award grant from the Walton Family Foundation. Phase 1 will cost $618,431 for schematic design, and Phase 2 is estimated at $881,569 for design development, construction drawings, and bidding services.

Funding for construction of the project would come from a proposed bond referendum that’s expected to generate $226 million for several capital projects. Officials have proposed dedicating $30 million of the bond funds to build the corridor.