Fayetteville buys school board property, city hall planned for first phase of development

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Graphic from Fayetteville shows new city hall site and neighboring areas.
Graphic from Fayetteville shows new city hall site and neighboring areas.

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously June 25 to purchase a nearly 10-acre tract on Stonewall Village to kick-start development in downtown Fayetteville. The revamped plan for downtown Fayetteville includes a new city hall where the current Board of Education office is located.

For years, city officials have been focusing on revitalizing downtown and creating a destination for residents and visitors.
The latest vision by Haddow and Company features three “pods” of development. Pod A is 5.6 acres between Lafayette and Lanier Avenue. Pod B is 5.9 acres between Lanier and Stonewall and Pod C is 10.5 acres bounded on the north by Stonewall Avenue and occupied by the Board of Education.

The Pod A development, which is billed as a private initiative, and not a city-led project, would feature 188 apartments and townhomes along with 11,300 sq.ft. of commercial and retail.
Pod B would feature commercial buildings totalling 32,300 sq.ft. on the current county lot on the southwest corner of Stonewall and Glynn Street.

The new 37,000 sq.ft two story city hall would be located on the school board property in Pod C and feature fountains, lawns and greenspace south of the new building. It would also feature 51,000 sq.ft. of office space.
See more details in the Jan. 31 edition of The Citizen.