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Fayetteville Council OKs Mount Kessler Purchase

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to use $1.6 million from the city's reserve fund to complete the purchase of 376 acres that include Mount Kessler.

Fayetteville Upgrading Infrastructure With 'Mayor's Box' Project Surrounding the City

by Marty Cook 2/17/2014 12:00 am

The city plans to break ground later this month on a one-mile stretch of Van Asche Drive that is a continuation of the “Mayor's Box” development.

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

by Marty Cook 2/10/2014 12:00 am

Many mayors of Arkansas cities would like to see the Arkansas River's shipping channel deepened from 9 feet to 12 feet to facilitate more efficient barge traffic. Deeper water means heavier barges, and that means lower shipping costs, which means cheaper products for the rest of us.

Fayetteville Uses Brainstorming, Teamwork to Overhaul City Website (Technology Advancements | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

The city of Fayetteville has been recognized in recent years for its local government website. In 2013, Fayetteville was ranked No. 2 on the Center for Digital Government list of top city government websites for cities fewer than 75,000 people. That's up from No. 7 in 2011.

Fayetteville Takes Action to Clean Up Its Water (Green Initiatives | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

When a 2009 study of the Beaver Lake Watershed in Northwest Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality revealed potential sources of pollution originating from Fayetteville, the city took action.

Fayetteville Transforms Block Avenue into Destination (Main Street Preservation | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Block Avenue (which includes three National Historic Register sites) is home to new shops, new trees, vintage street lights and wider, brick-lined sidewalks. Fayetteville's re-imagining of Block Avenue earned it recognition as a 2013 Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the Main Street Preservation category.

Fayetteville Looking Ahead With Green Jobs Training Center (Workforce Development | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Fayetteville was thinking ahead when it led an effort resulting in the creation of the Fayetteville Center of Excellence for green job training. The center is administered by NorthWest Arkansas Community College, but the road to its creation was paved by the city of Fayetteville, led by a partnership of public and private officials who secured the federal funds to make it happen.

Walton Arts Center Expansion Moves Forward

by Marty Cook 12/2/2013 12:00 am

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan went door to door in an attempt to persuade voters to approve a $6.9 million bond issue to help pay for the expansion of the Walton Arts Center. Now the $20 million expansion project has moved into the next phase. Center COO Terri Trotter said officials are accepting applications from contractors to do the work and expect to start interviewing prospects early this month.