The City of Fayetteville is breaking ground on a new Cultural Arts Corridor this week.
On Sept. 10, the city will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at Fay Jones Woods for the new Cultural Arts Corridor, an interconnected series of outdoor public spaces. Approved as part of a bond package, the project is a $31.6 million investment.
The project, according to local officials, is designed to transform the heart of Fayetteville, creating a destination for locals and visitors, in addition to serving as an economic development investment in the region.
“The Cultural Arts Corridor will be a transformative space that will add vibrancy to the thriving Fayetteville community,” Karen Minkel, Home Region Program Director at the Walton Family Foundation, said in a statement. “As a place for gathering, these 12 acres will seamlessly connect and highlight many of our community assets like the Razorback Greenway, the expanding public library, arts destinations and our region’s natural beauty. More importantly, the space will invite and welcome residents from all walks of life.”
Nabholz Construction will handle the construction for phase one of the project, which consists of work around Fay Jones Woods, West Avenue streetscapes and Razorback Greenway trails. The Fayetteville City Council approved the contract with Nabholz on Sept. 1.
Individuals wishing to attend the groundbreaking will be required to wear masks and socially distance.
The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m.