By now, I am sure you have seen the news that was posted yesterday. If you have not, you can check out the good news about Lewis Park here. Essentially, Mayor Jordan has worked out a one-year lease extension with the University of Arkansas for Lewis Park. In exchange, the University gets an extension of the Indian Hills property, which is behind Chik-Fil-A on MLK.
This is a welcome development. It means we have some more time to raise funds and build partnerships with other interested parties, like Fayetteville Public Schools. It also means we can get clarification by the State Legislature of Arkansas about public land expenditure rules. Finally, it means we will be able to use the park until next year and hopefully get it put on the 2019 Bond Issue. These are all good things for the people of Fayetteville.
Let’s keep up the good work. The finish line may be in sight, but we still have lots of work to do to #SaveLewis.