Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan
The citywide Heritage and Historic Preservation Plan was adopted by the Fayetteville City Council in their July 6, 2023 meeting. Both the Historic District Commission and Black Heritage Preservation Commission will be working on the plan action items in the coming months.
In March 2022 the City of Fayetteville was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) to undertake a citywide Heritage and Historic Preservation Master Plan. This grant is being matched with $20,000 of the City’s funds to complete the project. In August 2022, the City Council approved a contract with Stantec Consulting Services to work with the community and city staff to develop the plan.
The City Council resolution and consultant contract and scope of work are available to view online. The work to implement the plan will continue for the next few years, and we want to build successful partnerships as we plan and perform that work.
In order to develop a community-driven plan, we needed information and feedback from the community. The questions we asked in this planning process included:
- Should regulations and design review requirements be implemented for private properties?
- Are there any neighborhoods that could benefit from or want historic zoning protections?
- Are there historic sites that we do not know about or need to know more about?
- Do we need to offer more education or resources on how to maintain and repair historic properties?
- Are additional online resources warranted?
- How much do we know about our history?
- Do we need a city historic marker program?
- Have we identified our historic neighborhoods or is more survey work needed?
- What kind of grant funding and grant projects are we eligible for or do we want to be eligible for?
- How does the statewide historic preservation plan aid in guiding the work that we will undertake or the grant funding we will be seeking for the next five years?
- The first meeting was Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fayetteville Public Library's Ziegler Reception Room. Watch the full recording of Public Meeting #1 on the City of Fayetteville YouTube channel.
- The second meeting was held in person on Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the Fayetteville Public Library's Ziegler Reception Room (located in the new wing). At this meeting, Stantec presented the draft plan document and city staff was available to discuss the plan.
- The Fayetteville Historic District Commission considered the plan in their June 8, 2023 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 111. The Commission recommended the plan to the City Council with a 4-0-0 vote.
- The Fayetteville Black Heritage Preservation Commission considered the plan in their June 15, 2023 meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 111. The Commission recommended the plan to the City Council with a 4-0-0 vote.
- The Fayetteville City Council considered the plan in their July 6, 2023 meeting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall Room 219. The Council adopted the plan with a 6-0-0 vote.
Interactive Historic Sites Map
Click on one of the Historic Sites from the list below (scroll for the full list), then use map controls or list of sub-sites below the map to view location and details of individual historic sites.