UA fraternity plans Fayetteville expansion

Sigma Phi Epsilon house will more than triple in size

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Photo/KSQ ARCHITECTS An architect’s rendering shows plans for a 14,400-square-foot fraternity house at 360 N. Arkansas Ave., across the street from the front lawn of the University of Arkansas’ Old Main in Fayetteville. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s local alumni association plans to begin construction on the building within the next 18 to 24 months.

The University of Arkansas chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon plans to tear down a three-story white fraternity house, one of a handful of buildings across Arkansas Avenue from the front lawn of Old Main, and replace it with a larger structure.

Commission action

Fayetteville’s Planning Commission met Tuesday and:

• Denied a request by Raising Cane’s to install neon lighting beyond what city code allows at a restaurant being built at 3561 N. College Ave.

• Approved rezoning 2.2 acres at 4195 Persimmon St. where a real estate office is planned.

• Voted to modify plans for a regional park in southwest Fayetteville. Parks and Recreation officials plan to build a 20-foot-wide street with gravel shoulders leading to the park rather than a 31-foot-wide street with curb, gutter and a sidewalk. Alison Jumper, parks planning superintendent, said the change will save about $165,000.

Source: Staff Report

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