Cultural Arts Corridor

What is this project?

The City of Fayetteville seeks to improve publicly owned land and create a dynamic Cultural Arts Corridor at the heart of the City. This corridor will link key cultural institutions—including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, Community Creative Center, Fayetteville Public Library, and the University of Arkansas’s Art and Design District—and will activate the outdoor environment, the Fay Jones Woods,  between Dickson and Prairie Streets with amenities that will enhance the experience for city residents and visitors alike.  Learn more about the Cultural Arts Corridor Master Plan and planning process here.

The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase One construction will include improvements to the Fay Jones Woods to SITES certification standards, West Avenue Streetscapes and connections, and improvements to the Razorback Greenway where it parallels the Corridor. 

Click here to view the final schematic design concepts (PDF 16MB)

The 2019 Bond, which was approved by voters in April 2019, included up to $31.6 million for the construction of a Cultural Arts Corridor. Phase one projects and estimated costs are noted below. 

Cultural Arts Corridor Groundbreaking Ceremony, September 10, 2020

Bond Phase One Projects and Timeline

Replacement Parking: 
Location: Depot lot at the NW corner of Dickson St. & West Ave.
Phase One Bond funding: $10 mil.

  • Design and Bidding: January. 2020 - Fall 2020
  • Construction: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021

Fay Jones Woods, Streetscapes and Trails
Phase One Bond funding: $10.3 mil.

  • Design & Bidding: Now - Spring 2020
  • Construction: Spring 2020 - January 2022

West Avenue Civic Plaza:  Design only (Construction in Phase Two after completion of replacement parking)
Phase One Bond funding: $500,000

  • Jan. 2020 - Fall 2020

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Graphic illustration of phases of Cultural Arts Corridor development