NEWS JULY 2021
City realizes new City Hall & City Center Park vision in just under five years
Ground was broken October 1, 2019 on the new Fayetteville City Hall & City Center Park
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CITY CUTS RIBBON ON NEW CITY HALL & CITY CENTER PARK City of Fayetteville elected officials and staff welcomed local and regional dignitaries July 14 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Fayetteville City Hall & City Center Park. This celebratory milestone came after nearly five years of thinking and planning through ideas of how to create a more efficient and effective city hall workspace while encouraging economic development activity within Fayetteville’s Downtown District. The result is a new two-story, 34,000 square-foot City Hall and an eight-acre City Center Park located on the former site of the Fayette County Board of Education headquarters and first Fayette County High School. On the eastern edge of the park, the privately-owned Triumph Station is nearing completion, as developers renovate and rebuild the old school system bus barn and the historic Fayette County High School gym that were saved on the property. On the southern edge of
the park, Walton Communities has begun grading work on its multiuse residential development, which will complement the City’s efforts to create a new vibrancy in Downtown Fayetteville. “This downtown has been an important meeting place for the much wider community for almost 200 years now,” said Mayor Ed Johnson. “Our vision in building this new City Hall & City Center Park has been to raise the profile of our downtown district and to make it a place that is more accommodating, more entertaining, and more enjoyable for generations to come.” “There are so many people who worked hard to make this new City Hall & City Center Park possible, I can’t possibly name them all today,” said City Manager Ray Gibson. “I do want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped us along the way, to make our vision a reality.” This new building is believed to be Fayetteville’s first purpose-built 3 - July 2021
City Hall in the City’s nearly 200year history. The old schoolhouse on South Glynn Street served as Fayetteville City Hall until early June 2021, when City staff moved to the new location on Stonewall Avenue West. Decades ago, Fayetteville City Hall was located in a renovated home by the City’s water tower and the historic train depot. After 16 months of construction, the new City Hall features 20 offices, seven conference rooms and huddle areas, four open work stations, a state-of-the-art training room, a large balcony overlooking City Center Park, and a City Council meeting room that can accommodate 150 guests. City Center Park offers several water features, including a gentle flume, a splash pad and a pond, playgrounds for all ages and abilities, a dog park for large pets and small ones, three picnic pavilions, and lots of green space. The park officially opened July 17.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TERRY WINDLEY EARNS TOP STATE CERTIFICATION Fayetteville Code Enforcement Officer Terry Windley recently earned the top state certification in his profession, the Level III Certificate from the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement. Earning the Level I and Level II certificates required completing six twoand-a-half day training conferences over three years, which were administered by the Carl Vinson Institute of the University of Georgia. Level III required an additional 75 hours of curriculum study, including technical and leadership courses. Windley has served in local and federal government for more than 20 years, and he has been with the City of Fayetteville since 2016. ”This certificate signifies that our Code Enforcement officers are well-trained in the various aspects of code enforcement administration, and they will provide an even higher level of service to the
community,” said Planning & Zoning Director Denise Brookins. ”Mr. Windley is
knowledgeable and courteous, and we are pleased to have him on our team.”
Police Officer Jacob Collins and Fire Captain Josh Collins were recently honored as officers of the year during a Fayetteville City Council meeting by members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
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POLICE CHIEF SCOTT GRAY ELECTED TO GACP BOARD AS 4TH VICE PRESIDENT
Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray has been elected to serve as the Fourth Vice President of the Georgia
Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). The election took place at the GACP’s annual conference in
Savannah. Chief Gray, who has served 30 years in law enforcement, became Fayetteville’s police chief in February 2017 after serving as a precinct captain for the Henry County Police Department. He has served as the District 10 representative for the GACP, and he also teaches budgeting in the GACP’s Chief Executive Training Course for new police chiefs. Also during the conference, GACP members elected Peachtree City Police Chief Janet Moon to be their new association president. She is the first female to be elected to the role. “I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity,” said Chief Gray. “GACP is on the frontline helping to develop policy and practice
for law enforcement in the State of Georgia, and they administer the state certification program for all law enforcement in Georgia. We have a great opportunity as board members to move our profession in a direction that is positive for all. “Being elected by your peers really puts into focus that the job we are doing here it Fayetteville is being recognized in a positive light,” Chief Gray continued. “I am also thrilled beyond words to serve with Peachtree City Police Chief Janet Moon, as she made history by becoming the first female to hold the President seat for GACP. I would also like to thank my wife Regina for her unwavering support during this long campaign.”
CITY LAUNCHES CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY The City of Fayetteville wants to provide great customer service! Please take our quick survey to tell us what we’re doing right and how we can improve. Launched in July, the City’s new Customer Service Survey is available online through TypeForm. When
customers complete the survey, Finance Department supervisors are immediately e-mailed with the responses. QR codes and URLs are printed on customer receipts, and a link to the survey is located at www. Fayetteville-GA.gov/CSRsurvey.
Several City Hall employees got together for a group photo on the balcony after a successful ribbon cutting ceremony for the new City Hall & City Center Park.
PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEPTEMBER 11 COMMEMORATION AT CITY CENTER PARK A second-annual Fayette County 9-11 Tribute is being planned for Saturday, September 11, at Fayetteville’s new City Center Park. This year’s event will feature a special 20th anniversary commemoration of the tragic events that took place on that day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. This event is again being hosted by the City of Fayetteville and Main Street Fayetteville along with local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Last year’s event was sponsored by several local organizations and individuals, and those sponsorship opportunities are being offered for 2021 as well. The 2021 Fayette County 9-11 Tribute will begin at 6 p.m. on the lawn at City Center Park. The ceremony will again include special music, speeches, a helicopter flyover, and other performances to honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001. There will also be a special recognition of U.S. military prisoners of war and personnel who are missing in action. The program
will be followed after sunset with a free screening of the family film “Playing with Fire” (Rated PG). Static public safety displays and food trucks will be on site.
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For sponsorship information, contact Mayor Ed Johnson: ejohnson@ fayetteville-ga.gov. Updates will be available online at www.Fayetteville-GA.gov/9-11-Tribute.
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CONSTRUCTION IN THE COMMUNITY Development updates from around Fayetteville Construction locations within the City 7
1. Awkward Brewing is renovating this property across Lee Street from the old Fayetteville City Hall. 8 -June 2021
2. The Fayette Meadows residential subdivision is taking shape on Highway 92 South.
3. Construction continues on Central Park at the Town at Trilith development.
4. Construction continues on the Capstone project at the Town at Trilith development.
5. Construction has begun on Phase 3 residential at the Town at Trilith development.
6. Construction has begun on Andy’s Frozen Custard at the corner of Highway 85 North and Banks Road.
7. Marksmen Properties is bringing two more office/warehouse facilities out of the ground along North 85 Parkway.
8. McAlister’s Deli is nearing completion along Highway 85 just north of Aldi and Lowe’s.
9. Construction has begun on the Satterfield Townhomes project along Highway 85 North.
FAYETTEVILLE BUSINESSES STARTED IN JUNE A BREEZE OF FREEDOM LLC
125 COMMERCE DR STE F
MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME LLC DBA PRIME EXPERIENCES
240 & 260 JEFF DAVIS DR N
ABR PICTURE CARS LLC
215 INDUSTRIAL WAY STE ABCD
275 LANIER AVE E
285 GLYNN ST S STE 201
NEW U BY ELAINE BEAUTY SALON
742 GLYNN ST N STE B2
105 N 85 PKWY STE B
OUR PLACE SALON & PAMPERING L.L.C PANAMA SERVICES LLC
110 HOWARD LN STE A
105 BANKS STA 320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
PEWUS VENTURE & IMPORT AND EXPORT LLC
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
DUSTY ON THE SPOT DISPOSAL LLC EmOCEANS ART THERAPY LLC
500 LANIER AVE W STE 708
PHILLY JAY BARBERSHOP
917 GLYNN ST N STE B
EVERYTHING WIRELESS LLC
461 SANDY CREEK RD STE 4115-B
PINE TREE DENTAL/DR. DAMARIS BASTIAN GEN.DENT. LLC
101 DEVANT ST STE 404
FIRST CHOICE HAIR BRAIDING A.T.L.
901 GLYNN ST N
QUITE SUNNY CREATIVE LLC
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
FOX AND SUPERFINE LLC
175 N 85 PKWY
REEL RIDES LLC
101 BECKETT LN STE 505-D
G&S BARGAIN SALES
342 GLYNN ST N
SAFE START DUI AND DEFENSIVE DRIVING LLC
165 BRADFORD SQ STE C
HAIR BAZAAR BEAUTY SHOP
235 STONEWALL AVE W
SHELTERS AND SPACES INC
500 LANIER AVE W STE 409
120 GEORGIA AVE E
STATON AUTO GROUP, LLC
115 COMMERCE DR STE E25
120 N PARK DR
SUMMIT MINISTRIES, INC.
215 INDUSTRIAL WAY STE D
INVESTMENT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC
110 HABERSHAM DR STE 113
SUNCREST HEALTHCARE, INC.
320 LANIER AVE STE 240 & 250
JOHN DAVIS ELECTRIC COMPANY
105 INDUSTRIAL WAY STE D
THIRD EYE MOTORS, LLC
90 COMMERCE DR STE B20
L & S VENDING SERVICES LLC
320 LANIER AVE W STE 200
MALLTON BURKSTAN MOTORS LLC
355 LANIER AVE E STE O
TRUHOME FURNITURE INC
127 PAVILION PKWY STE C
MCRAE CONTRACTING LLC
320 LANIER AVE W
VESTLET PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC
640 JEFF DAVIS DR N STE B
Best Seafood Direct recently opened its Fresh Wild Caught Seafood Market at 220 Lanier Avenue West. 10 - July 2021
Topshelf Restaurant & Lounge cut the ribbon on its new business at 174 North Glynn Street.