Cultural Arts Corridor

What is this project?

The City of Fayetteville seeks to improve publicly owned land and create a dynamic Cultural Arts Corridor at the heart of the City. This corridor will link cultural institutions—including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared’s new performing arts venue, Community Creative Center, Fayetteville Public Library, and the University of Arkansas’s Art and Design District—and will activate the outdoor environment, the Fay Jones Woods,  between Dickson and Prairie Streets with amenities that will enhance the experience for city residents and visitors alike.  Learn more about the Cultural Arts Corridor Master Plan and planning process here.

The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase One construction will include improvements to the Fay Jones Woods to SITES certification standards, West Avenue Streetscapes and connections, and improvements to the Razorback Greenway where it parallels the Corridor. 

Click here to view the final schematic design concepts (PDF 16MB)

Public Meeting

Thursday, January 16
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Rm. 326
113 W. Mountain Street. 

Image boards with information about the Cultural Arts Corridor will be on display and City staff will be available to discuss various aspects of the project. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Construction timeline and updates
  • Bond requirements and financial obligations
  • Replacement parking requirements and possible site locations
  • Project history and public outreach
  • Environment: forest health, stormwater issues, and SITES initiatives
  • Fay Jones Woods layout, trails, materials, etc.
  • West Avenue streetscapes

City staff will also be able to discuss how other City master plans and initiatives—such as the Downtown Master Plan, establishment of the Cultural Arts District, Arts Council Action Plan 2009-2012, and Fayetteville First Economic Development Plan—tie into the overall vision.

Bond Phase One Projects and Timeline

Replacement Parking: Location to be determined.
Phase One Bond funding: $10 mil.

  • Design and Bidding: January. 2020 - Fall 2020
  • Construction: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021

Fay Jones Woods, Streetscapes and Trails
Phase One Bond funding: $10.3 mil.

  • Design & Bidding: Now - Spring 2020
  • Construction: Spring 2020 - January 2022

West Avenue Civic Plaza:  Design only (Construction in Phase Two after completion of replacement parking)
Phase One Bond funding: $500,000

  • Jan. 2020 - Fall 2020

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Graphic illustration of phases of Cultural Arts Corridor development