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File #: 22-2849    Version: 1 Name: Human Relations Commission Update on Survey Results for Repurposing the Fayetteville Market House
Type: Other Items of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 8/1/2022 Final action:
Title: Fayetteville Market House Re Purposing Update
Attachments: 1. Repurposing Recommendations - 0822 (YN mods)
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Jay Toland, Assistant City Manager

FROM: Yamile Nazar, Director
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Human Relations Department

DATE: August 1, 2022 - Council Work Session

RE:itle Fayetteville Market House Repurposing Update


Relationship To Strategic Plan:
Goal 4: Desirable Place to Live, Work and Recreate

Executive Summary:
Information is presented to the Council involving suggested options for the repurposing of the Fayetteville Market House.

At the request by City Council on March 28, 2022, the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission was directed to collect further community input on ways to repurpose the Market House. The Commission held three in-person public input events, and attended various affinity group meetings in order to promote the survey and have these groups to share the survey link with their entire membership. The affinity groups include, but are not limited to, NAACP, Ministerial Alliance, Millennial Commission, various community watch meetings, and Divine 9.

If strategically repurposed, the historic Market House has the potential to make a significant contribution to local and regional African-American history, positive community race and human relations, residents' quality of life, as well as municipal tourism and the regional economy.

Top recommendations from residents throughout the City of Fayetteville:

Top Four Responses in Order
Education / History
* Compile and publish true and accurate information about the history of the Market House utilizing the research of reputable historians and sociologists.
* Change the language of the Market House plaque to reflect the involuntary nature of the enslaved.
* Provide history using multiple media options (written and digital) and in formats that are accessible to those with sight and hearing limitations.
Artistic Displays
* Market House: Commission local artis...

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