Fayetteville gets ARC award for new downtown complex

Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (center) and other city representatives accepted a Livable Center award from the Atlanta Regional Commission on Nov. 16. Courtesy City of Fayetteville
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Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson (center) and other city representatives accepted a Livable Center award from the Atlanta Regional Commission on Nov. 16. Courtesy City of Fayetteville

Credit: Courtesy City of Fayetteville

Fayetteville has won an Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Excellence Award for its new City Hall and City Center Park complex. Mayor Ed Johnson and City Manager Ray Gibson accepted the award on Nov. 16 at the ARC’s annual State of the Region event in Atlanta, accompanied by members of the City Council and other city staff. Fayetteville was one of five metro Atlanta areas receiving recognition.

Fayetteville’s award in the Livable Center category recognizes “visionary planning and development.” Tuesday’s ceremony included a video tour of the Stonewall Avenue complex featuring such amenities as playgrounds, walking paths and green space. Several buildings adjacent to City Hall are being renovated into restaurant, gymnasium, retail and event spaces, with 270 new apartments also planned just south of the park. The award video said the newly redeveloped areas are “helping make Fayetteville an even more vibrant and livable community.”

Other awards went to projects in East Point, Clarkston, Vine City and Decatur.

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