Council Picks Parking Deck Site

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 10:09 p.m.

The Fayetteville City Council reviewed three locations for a downtown parking deck Tuesday. Mayor Lioneld Jordan, city staff and a team of hired consultants recommended locating the parking deck on the southeast corner of the Walton Arts Center property, at Spring Street and School Avenue.

City Council members on Tuesday selected a spot on the southeast corner of the Walton Arts Center grounds as the best location for a three-story, 246-space parking deck.

At A Glance

Council Action

Fayetteville’s City Council met Tuesday and approved:

-Mayor Lioneld Jordan's $134.9 million budget plan for 2013. The budget represents a $13.6 million — or 11.2 percent — increase from 2012.

-Providing wholesale sewer service to West Fork.

-Rezoning 2.75 acres south of West Center Street — between Harmon and Hill avenues. According to recent correspondence with the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, Springdale-based Specialized Real Estate Group plans to build a 94-unit, 345-bedroom apartment complex and 310-space parking deck.

-Unfreezing salaries for the city's three elected officials who earn more than $80,000 per year.

Source: Staff Report

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Excellent! I think this was a good decision reached in a very fair and open manner. I was concerned about how building on the open lot west of the WAC would affect our festivals. Leaving it open space makes me very happy!

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