The planning study is premised on transforming the five-acre downtown Willow Heights public housing complex into a blended-income neighborhood that flattens social distinctions between proposed market-rate units and refurbished low-income housing. Site proposals articulate a new housing landscape that supports healthy neighborhood functioning, including safe, modernized, and appropriately scaled mixed-market housing. Three planning scenarios were prepared, ranging in cost and level of difficulty. Scenario planning is intended to facilitate more robust decision making among an expanded community of stakeholders in partnership with the Fayetteville Housing Authority, including the City of Fayetteville, housing residents, local/regional civic groups, and policy leaders with an interest in housing.
2018 AR APA Unique Contribution to Planning Award