Monday night Dover, Kohl & Partners summarized the results of the workshops and then showed several draft designs.
They found that the people of Fayetteville wanted
- Increased green areas
- Diverse, mixed and complete neighborhoods
- A walkable and bikable city
- Improved connectivity between neighborhoods
- Anticipate transit.
They noted that 69% of people wanted a walkable/bikable city, 62% wanted mixed neighborhoods, 79% more parks, and 100% wanted growth to occur within existing developed areas. The areas where most wanted densification to occur was College Ave, 6th Street, The Mall, Rupple Rd and Southpark.
A draft of the proposed action plan for Fayetteville was handed out. It had 5 points:
- Make infill and revitalization a highest priority
- Discourage suburban sprawl
- Make traditional town form the norm
- Grow a livable transportation network
- Assemble an enduring green network.
We were treated to several draft designs Drafts Here where we were able to visualized what we were asking for. I thought their concept of changing College Ave and the Fulbright Express into multiway boulevards was absolutely wonderful. The audience really liked Dover & Kohl's ideas and were excited at the prospect of what Fayetteville could become.