Sustainable Cities Institute Pilot Cities Program

In April 2010, Fayetteville was chosen among thirty-seven cities for a $500,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation to become one of two "pilot cities" for their new Sustainable Cities Institute program. The City partnered with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) as the lead non-profit and Partners for Better Housing. The program includes three primary components:

• Low Impact Technical Engineering Manual to support the recently passed LID ordinance and the LID Design Manual developed by the UA Community Design Center

• The design of a sustainable, affordable housing project in the Walker Park Neighborhood (Houses at Willow Bend) that will serve as a model for future developments in the region

• An extension of Frisco Trail across MLK Jr. Blvd. and Highway 71B to connect the Walker Park Neighborhood to the backbone of the City’s trail system

A six person advisory committee was created to govern the decision-making process for the grant that includes two members from NCAT, Partners for Better Housing, and the City.