The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette posted a great article on The City Council’s settings to discuss the potential uses of the Arts corridor.:
Breck Gastinger with Nelson Byrd Woltz said the plan has many pieces, but the team kept in mind the overall point to make the corridor a flexible, vibrant, public urban space.
The civic space in particular will have a water course running through it, open event space and room for buildings on the northern and southern ends. Requests for proposals will go out for the buildings, and their construction won't be part of the bond issue.
"We've looked at the ways the civic space can function on a variety of levels," he said. "For many, it might be too easy to think of this space as a park. We've heard that term. We've tried not to use that term. We think this land is incredibly valuable and will perform a range of functions."
No work on the arts corridor will begin until replacement parking is established. Garver Engineering has been hired to do a site analysis and make recommendations on where the replacement parking would go.