Fayetteville seeks public input on report about SLS Community for neurodiverse adults

A conceptual drawing by OSD in New York shows the planned SLS Community project near Kessler Mountain Regional Park in Fayetteville. (OSD)

City officials are asking for public input about an environmental assessment report for sewer infrastructure improvements associated with a planned community for neurodiverse adults.

The project would construct an 8-inch sanitary sewer line from Kessler Mountain Regional Park to connect with the city’s existing infrastructure, according to an assessment from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The work would replace the park’s septic system with a system that serves both the park and a planned Supporting Lifelong Success (SLS) Community project, which aims to create an inclusive community for neurodiverse adults to live, work, and engage in recreational activities.

The city is set to receive a $3 million federal Community Funding Project Grant for the project.

The assessment report is available for review and public comments through Monday, Feb. 26. The public may view a printed copy of the report weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Economic Vitality Department office in City Hall, located at 113 W. Mountain St., or view it online at: https://cpd.hud.gov/cpd-public/environmental-reviews (select Public Comment, Arkansas and Fayetteville).

Comments can be emailed to Chung Tan, the city’s deputy director of employment and industry, at [email protected], or mailed to: Department of Economic Vitality, City of Fayetteville, 113 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Tan said all comments received by Feb. 26 will be considered before the city requests a release of the federal funds.