The work involves replacement of the existing deteriorated sidewalks and the addition of brick borders, streetlights and tree wells to match improvements previously made in the surrounding area.
An approved plan for wider sidewalks along East Center Street was revisited and eventually abandoned Tuesday night by the Fayetteville Street Committee.
Residents will have to wait a little longer before a sidewalk improvement project begins on East Center Street in downtown Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville City Council’s Street Committee voted on Tuesday to approve construction of three “bumpouts” which will extend the width of the sidewalks to about 16 feet in some areas on the south side of the street.
The Fayetteville City Council’s Street Committee is set to make two major decisions during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Up for consideration is the possibility of building wider sidewalks on Center Street to give pedestrians more walking room and to allow restaurant owners to add outdoor seating.
Committee members agreed Tuesday to seek more public input and to make sure building owners were aware of the proposed changes before moving forward.
Instead of simply removing and replacing the existing nine-foot sidewalks, several business owners are advocating for a new design that will provide wider sidewalk areas to allow for streetside cafes and other amenities.