Greater Haymount Area Plan

Thinking Ahead 1

Community Presentation-

Wed., August 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Cape Fear Regional Theatre- 1209 Hay Street

Thanks to all who came and participated. We had a great turnout with over 100 participants and we appreciate all of the great feedback we received.  Below is a link to the PowerPoint Presentation with the polling results.

During the presentation a traffic model was referenced. The model run looks at taking Hay Street (between the freeway and the split into Morganton & Fort Bragg) down from a 4-lane road to a 2-lane road.  The numbers in black represent the traffic volume projections with 4 lanes on Hay Street, and the numbers in yellow represent the volume projections with 2 lanes on Hay Street. As you can see, the model took about 5,000 trips off of Hay Street when you take it down to 2 lanes.  About 3000 trips diverted to Bragg Boulevard and about 500 moved to Robeson Street.  The remaining trips diverted to other unspecified routes. This was a very preliminary look at how traffic might divert in such a situation, but it does indicate that a good bit of through traffic would divert around Haymount in such a situation, and the majority of that diversion might end up on Bragg Boulevard.  

And a special Thank You! to Cape Fear Regional Theatre for allowing us to utilize their facility. Thank you Beth & Ken!


Urban Land Institute Triangle- Technical Assistance Panel- April 4-5, 2017

Press Release

The City was chosen as a recipient of this assistance program, which offers focused impartial and expert advice on a discrete well-defined problem. The TAP Process is typically an intensive two-day process where a multidisciplinary panel of ULI Triangle members explores market potential, land use and design, financing and development strategies, and organization and implementation.

Through the TAP process, ULI brings clarity and objectivity to advanced land use solutions. The City was previously a recipient of a TAP process in 2015 which focused on Downtown Fayetteville and which provided direction on the location of the proposed baseball stadium.

For this TAP project, the City asked the TAP, “What measures can the City of Fayetteville take to better connect the proposed Civil War History Center to the Haymount business district and to the other cultural amenities in downtown Fayetteville?”

The History Center is expected to generate on and off-site expenditures of $5 million annually and has a projected annual visitation of 105,000 - 130,000 people. The team will assess and provide advice on the challenges inherent in creating a more vibrant mixed-use Fayetteville neighborhood being catalyzed by the proposed Civil War History Center.

A creative work space environment across from Arsenal Park was graciously provided by Mr. Steve Floyd, of Floyd Properties and Development.

At the conclusion of the two-day effort, the TAP provided their initial assessment. A full report will be forthcoming in the next few months. Thank you to all who were able to come out and hear the Panel's presentation!


Full Presentation


Fayetteville in Focus
Episode: Apr. 10, 2017


Summary of the Problem

To assess and provide advice on the challenges inherent in creating a more vibrant mixed-use Fayetteville neighborhood being catalyzed by the proposed Civil War History Center.

Questions to be Addressed by the Panel

What measures can the City of Fayetteville take to better connect the proposed new Civil War History Museum to the Haymount business district and to the other cultural amenities in downtown Fayetteville?

The TAP Panel will address the key components listed below to address the question above. Further details about the scope of each of these components will be provided once the panel is able to convene and discuss prior to the panel exercise:

  • Pedestrian and transportation infrastructure
  • Methods to connect cultural amenities
  • Opportunities to enhance the economic/market development of the Haymount area


Community Workshop II- Nov. 3, 2016

Thank you to all who were able to come and participate! The Workshop brought together residents, business owners and other community members to assist in building consensus and creating a vision for the future of Haymount. 

The focus was on exploring plausible solutions to meet issues addressed at the October workshop. The workshop was oriented to building consensus and creating a vision for the future of the greater Haymount The presentation included response polling and the following topics:

Thank you to Highland Presbyterian Church for allowing us to utilize their Fellowship Hall for our Workshop events.


Community Workshop I - Oct. 6, 2016

Thanks to all who came and participated in our first Community Workshop. We had a great turnout with over 50 participants and we appreciate all of the great feedback we received. 

How do you envision Haymount in 20 years? Guided Table Discussions

Some ways to think about this are-

  • What do you like most about Haymount?
  • What are the challenges facing Haymount?
  • What are Haymount’s most important and unique features?
  • What should be protected?What do you like least about Haymount?
  • Where is your favorite place in Haymount?


Comprehensive Study

The Greater Haymount Area Study is one of a series of sub-area plans being generated as part of the City of Fayetteville's ongoing comprehensive planning initiative. The work is being done in-house by City staff.

Over the summer, City staff worked with a stakeholders group to identify issues and possible solutions for this area. This study is especially timely and pertinent, given a number of factors, including but not limited to the recent fire at the Haymount Grill and consideration of the proposed Civil War History Center. 

The Study Area includes the greater Haymount area. Boundaries are basically Bragg Blvd. to the north; Robeson St. to the east; Morgan St. to the south; and Churchill Rd. to the west. 

Watch for details! We will continue to update this site as the process continues!
Questions may be directed to: Eloise Sahlstrom, Urban Designer, (910) 433-1671.