The Friday Night LIVE event held at the old courthouse in Fayetteville on June 14 and sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street featured local chalk art artists and those from around the metro Atlanta area creating their masterpieces. Streetside chalk art was one of a number of events that brought a large crowd on a cloudless Friday evening. One of the many chalk artists included 12-year-old Tyrone resident Maddy Lohr. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Large crowds attended the Memorial Day ceremonies held May 27 in Peachtree City and Fayetteville.
Graduates of the most recent Fayetteville Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy were recognized May 16 by the Fayetteville City Council.
The Redwine House has been a fixture in downtown Fayetteville for more than 100 years. Though planned for use by the developer of the recently-approved Meridian on the Square mixed-use project, the condition of the house made that idea untenable. Instead, elements of the house will be incorporated into the new development.
What is arguably the biggest development in downtown Fayetteville’s history was approved April 23 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Fayetteville City Council at the April 4 meeting tabled consideration of establishing two open container entertainment districts until the county provides input. The two districts include the downtown area and all of Pinewood Forest.
Downtown Fayetteville and Pinewood Forest could become designated areas for consuming alcohol outdoors if the City Council approves the measure on March 21. The first reading of an amendment to the alcohol ordinance was held at the March 7 meeting.
A proposal to establish an Air Evac helipad on Promenade Parkway near the Fayette Pavilion was approved March 7 by the Fayetteville City Council. The proposal was met with opposition by a large number of residents living nearby.
The committee will be responsible for developing and updating the long-range plan for the future of the city’s Downtown District, which will provide a long-range blueprint detailing the investment of resources, including human talents, needed to ensure the district’s future economic success for its businesses and improved quality of life for its residents.
Next up will be the demolition of the building to make way for the new Fayetteville City Hall. City Manager Ray Gibson on Feb. 15 said the demolition is expected in May, with the design for the new building expected in late March.