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Published on May 14, 2024
Future of Fayetteville: Public Unveils Mixed-Use Town Center Concept with Green Space and MarketSource: City of Fayetteville

Residents of Fayetteville, Georgia, are buzzing about the future of their city following the unveiling of concept drawings for a new town center, which could transform a 38-acre city-owned tract into a bustling mixed-use hub. The Fayetteville Town Center, designed to be built on land bordering Grady Avenue and connecting to City Center Park, proposes plans featuring green space, a public park, dining, entertainment, office spaces, retail shops, a boutique market, and housing options.

The Line Creek Bus Barn was packed last Thursday as citizens took in the early designs and voiced their feedback. Mayor Ed Johnson stressed the importance of community engagement, telling the assembled crowd, "Your input matters. Your insights and your input are valuable to us as we move forward with any planning decisions," as reported by the city's official statement. Further public discourse is slated for a town hall on May 20, where more details will be shared as they become available.

The site, purchased last year as part of Fayetteville's Downtown Redevelopment Plan, has been the subject of local input for several years. This collaboration has now borne fruit in the form of NELSON Worldwide's conceptual drawings. These sketches suggest allocating approximately seven acres for public green spaces amidst the development. Interested residents who missed the presentation can still have their say via an online survey available at the city's website.

In his address, Mayor Johnson was keen to underline the project's nascent status and encouraged residents to keep the dialogue going both online and in person. "Thank you all for being concerned citizens," he said, according to a statement in the city's press release. Conceptual images and maps from the presentation, in addition to drone footage of the area, can be accessed online, with locals urged to offer their feedback through the same platform.

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