The project includes two phases.
Phase 1: Ending in January 2021, this phase focused on the evaluation of existing studies and conditions as well as connecting with community members and implementation partners to gather preliminary thoughts and listen. Thanks to everyone that participated in the photo scavenger hunt and signed up for project updates.
Phase 2: Beginning in February 2021, this phase focuses on building the tools to implement our vision. A two-day virtual charrette was held February 11th and 12th. Participants shared input on areas to preserve and change as well as perspectives on future land uses, Downtown access and mobility, and open space. In February and March, a community survey was distributed to better understand priorities and preferences for Downtown. From April to June, we drafted recommendations and conducted a hybrid community meeting for feedback and insight on visual preferences. We are currently finalizing the zoning and development guidelines and will present to the Planning Commission in September.
The survey has closed, but we still want your feedback. If you have comments, please visit one of these locations to drop us a line.
Fayette County Library
1821 Heritage Pkwy, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Flipper Chapel AME Church
175 Booker Ave, Fayetteville, GA 30215
240 Glynn St S, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Church Street Park
Church St, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Fayette County Senior Center
4 Center Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214
We are grateful for that group of Fayetteville artists that designed and decorated the input boxes!
June 14th, 2021 Community Meeting
A community meeting was held on June 14th with the audience participating both in-person at the new Fayetteville City Hall and online via zoom. The public gave thoughtful feedback on the draft preliminary recommendations prepared by the consultants.
View the highlights below.
Thanks to all those who participated in the survey! View the survey summary below. Use the black arrow on the right to navigate through the graphics.
Virtual Design Charrette
The two-part, community work session took place February 11th and 12th. Participants rolled up their sleeves and shared input on areas to preserve and change as well as perspectives on future land uses, Downtown access and mobility, and open space. Session 2 built on discussion and input provided and collected at Session 1. Both meetings took place via Zoom.
Session 1 - Thursday, February 11th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Session 2 - Friday, February 12th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Thanks to all who joined us for one or both sessions. The input collected will help shape next steps.
View the highlights below.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
The scavenger hunt ended February 12th. Thanks to all participants for sharing your photos and ideas!
Congratulations to the three raffle winners, who received gift cards from the City of Fayetteville for two of the City's Downtown businesses, City Cafe and Bakery and Bettys Fine Collectibles.
Photo Scavenger Hunt Highlights - What Happened?
Participants were asked to complete the following steps.
1. Think about Fayetteville
What do you want to see more of in Downtown Fayetteville?
2. Take a photo and send it to us!
Take a photo that corresponds with one of the themes below.
Send us a photo of what you want to see more of, less of,
or love most about Downtown Fayetteville!
What about COVID?
We will be working hard to be as inclusive and creative as possible to have safe engagement throughout this effort. As a result, we will be holding meetings virtually when it makes sense but also offer some socially distant ways for community members to participate and have their voice heard.