A&P Commissioners Commit $500,000 for UA Concert Hall

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 1:57 a.m.

A student crosses Garland Avenue before entering the temporary home of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, as students prepare for the end of the fall semester. The school has been housed inside the former field house and future home of a planned performing arts center on the UA campus while work continues to renovate Vol Walker Hall, the school's traditional home.

Advertising and Promotion commissioners pared a $1 million request from University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart to $500,000 for a concert hall.

At A Glance

Commissioner Resigns

Advertising and Promotion Commissioner Hannah Mills tendered her resignation Monday. According to Marilyn Heifner, commission executive director, Mills will be traveling out of the country for an extended period. The remaining six members are scheduled to select a new commissioner at the Jan. 7 meeting. The City Council must approve the selection. All applicants must be the owner or manager of a hotel or restaurant. Mills’ term is set to expire March 31, 2015.

To apply for the position, send email to Heifner at mheifner@twncenter.com, or call 479-521-5776.

Source: Staff Report

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We almost have no usable parks or trails in West Fayetteville. Yet, the University begs for our money and the A&P commission looks to give them a half million dollars.

It's time to spend the money on us citizens. We, the bastard children in West Fayetteville, deserve to enjoy the same benefits the rest of the city enjoys.

Mayor Jordan is against this donation. I stand with him on that.

Posted by: SFret

December 11, 2012 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The citizens of West Fayetteville are the red-headed step-children of the rest of Fayettevlle. Live on the wrong side of the tracks (I540) I suppose. Westside residents do have a nice sewer plant, but less than 50% are hooked to it.

Posted by: JailBird

December 11, 2012 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )