$10 Million Bond Heads to City Council to Fund Major Projects

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Fayetteville’s Advertising and Promotion Commission moves forward with a $10 million bond recommendation for two major city projects.

The bond would help pay for a multi-million dollar regional park in southwest Fayetteville and to expand the Walton Arts Center.

"The Dickson Street facility has grown exponentially since it opened 20 years," said Terri Trotter, Walton Arts Center Chief Operations Officer. "We are so excited what the future holds and the opportunity to really expand that facility to meet the needs of our community."

The recommendation includes $6.5 million to the Walton Arts Center and $3.258 million to the park project.

The A&P Commission also wants to get the community involved with public input sessions to be determined at a later date.

Marilyn Heifner, A&P Commission Director, said projects like these two will help the city's economy and attract visitors from out of town.

"The Advertising Promotion Commission is charged with the responsibility of increasing tourism revenues and economic development," Heifner said. "This provides long term revenue to do some of those big projects that we probably wouldn't be able to do on a shorter term basis."

The $10 million bond recommendation heads to the city council for final approval but a date has not been set for that meeting.