Earlier this week we looked into why so many businesses on Dickson Street are closing.
On our Facebook page, many of you commented about how the business turnover could be due to a lack of parking.
And with a new entertainment corridor in the works, more parking could also be at risk.
One of the most talked about issues when it comes to Dickson Street is parking. With a new Cultural Arts Corridor coming to the entertainment district even more spaces will be taken away.
We spoke with Mayor Lionel Jordan who said he is committed to replacing the West Avenue Lot and ensuring that new parking is implemented before the corridor construction.
Sustainability and Resilience Director Peter Nierengarten said the city believes the Cultural Arts Corridor will actually help tackle the problems.
“The investment of 32 million dollars worth of plaza and parking infrastructures and civic space and enhancements in the downtown area will be to the benefit of the businesses up and down Dickson Street, we believe that will be a draw,” said Fayetteville Sustainability and Resilience Director, Peter Nierengarten.
The City Of Fayetteville continues to seek the public’s input on the corridor project.
For more information and access to the survey, click here.