Input needed for city’s first historic preservation master plan

View of the east side of the downtown Fayetteville square (City of Fayetteville)

City officials are seeking feedback from residents on the newly drafted Heritage and Historic Preservation Master Plan, which aims to offer guidance on how the city should approach historic preservation. It’s the first time the city has created a master plan for historic preservation, despite having several other master plans that are updated regularly.

The drafting process began in September 2022 after gathering feedback from a public meeting and from a questionnaire posted on the city’s website.

To gather further feedback, the city will host another input meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the Fayetteville Public Library. City staff will present the drafted plan and be available to discuss its key elements, including implementation.

In July, a virtual meeting will be held to present an edited final draft of the plan before it goes to the City Council.

Residents who are unable to attend the April 26 meeting can still provide feedback by emailing or calling Britin Bostick, the city’s long range planner and special projects manager, at [email protected] or 479-575-8262.

To learn more about the plan and view the drafted version, residents can visit