The New Lane Brown Gazebo
Located across the street southwest of the Old Fayette County Courthouse
The New Lane Brown Gazebo was built and opened in May 2019, replacing the old structure that served as a Fayetteville landmark for about a quarter of a century. Local company The Amish Place arranged for the newer, slightly larger gazebo to be built in a way that better accommodates wheelchairs and people with special mobility needs, and the structure itself seats more people than the previous one did. It was built with pressure-treated yellow pine.
The Walton Communities Project
Located along Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard on the south side of the Downtown District
Note: The image below is an image from a similar project on the north side of Atlanta.
Walton Communities was approved in March to build a 270-home neighborhood on the south side of downtown. Construction has not yet begun.
The Meridian on the Square Project
Located on nearly 7 acres just north and west of the Old Fayette County Courthouse
Meridian on the Square is in the early stages of developing a nearly 7-acre property in the heart of the Downtown District as a multi-use community complete with 223 housing units and several restaurants and other commercial units. Preliminary development plans have been approved.
The Woonerf Project
Alleyway between the Museum and the Courthouse Square
noun • /’vu:ne:f/ • a European street plan that accommodates pedestrians and motorists equally; typically used in areas designed as a social space
In 2017, when the City leadership team engaged with architectural consultants to begin conceptualizing the future of Downtown Fayetteville, it was widely acknowledged that the area between the Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum and the western row of Courthouse Square buildings have seen a significant change in use and function. The new restaurants and shops have become increasingly popular during lunch and dinner hours, bringing increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The concept drawings above illustrate a solution to improve pedestrian safety, traffic flow and service delivery, while creating a new space to experience community in our beautiful downtown. The woonerf provides intentional separation between vehicles and pedestrians, allowing for improved use of the spaces directly behind the building row. It would also feature a curb-less design for easy delivery of goods without blocking the entire alley.
The City is currently negotiating the necessary easements from property owners to begin the woonerf project, and we expect to begin developing engineered designs in the next few months. Check back to this page for news and updates.
You can also see another recent woonerf design highlighted in this article:
More Woonerf conceptual images below: