The public can help shape the future of the Murchison corridor and submit transformation ideas during a public forum on April 5.

During the public event, participants can express thoughts and ideas about future housing in the area. Neighbors will be asked to rank ideas for the Murchison Choice revitalization plan including needs for housing, retail businesses, food stores and restaurants and other services. In addition to City staff, Fayetteville State University representatives will be available to discuss the university's Master Plan which defines and outlines its future growth impacting the area. 

The event will also be family-friendly for people who want to contribute but have kids. Three little libraries will be on display during the forum along with new Murchison Community coloring books. There will also be free snacks and a chance to win raffle prizes.

City of Fayetteville Economic and Community Development team members and key community partners in the Murchison Choice Neighborhood Planning project will listen to residents, answer questions and take note of feedback on April 5 at the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

The forum will take place at the Rudolph Jones Student Center at FSU from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) a $450,000 grant to revitalize Murchison Road between Rowan Street and Pamalee Drive/Country Club Drive. The City and FMHA plan to apply for a competitive $50 million federal grant to implement plans identified for the Murchison Corridor through the Choice planning process.

The city has set up a website to detail the plans and to get community input. The website can be found here.

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