Locals may weigh in on Cultural Arts Corridor


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The City of Fayetteville adds a public meeting for Thursday, January 16, with the focus on the Cultural Arts Corridor (CAC).

The city’s goal is to, “improve publicly owned land and create a dynamic Cultural Arts Corridor at the heart of the City,” according to its website.

The plan is to have a corridor link with:

  • Walton Arts Center
  • TheatreSquared’s new performing arts venue
  • Community Creative Center
  • Fayetteville Public Library
  • University of Arkansas’s Art and Design District

The project would be done in two phases.

The first phase for the project and the timeline is:

  • Replacement parking with the location yet to be decided. Bond funding is $10 million.
  • Fay Jones Woods streetscapes and trails. Bond funding is $10.3 million.
  • West Avenue Civic Plaza, design only and with bond funding of $500,000. The construction would happen in the second phase after the “replacement parking” is done.

“The plan for this transformative project is made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program. Award-winning landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) were selected to design the corridor. When complete, the 50-acre corridor will serve as a vibrant and memorable civic space for entertainment, community, and expression that showcases the unique character and creative culture of Fayetteville.” — City of Fayetteville

The meeting is today at 113 W. Mountain Street, City Hall Room 326, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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