Fayetteville buys historic property

A newly purchased parcel of land just west of downtown Fayetteville will become part of the area’s redevelopment. The city’s Downtown Development Authority bought the 1.79-acre property at 195 Stonewall Avenue, opposite the Board of Education building, for $499,000 earlier this month. The site includes a home built in 1903, the preservation of which was called “of primary importance” by Brian Wismer, the city’s downtown development director.

Although the property is currently zoned for commercial use, its exact future will be decided based on public discussions that will begin in December regarding Fayetteville’s new Downtown Master Plan.