Short Term Rental Rules being Reviewed in Fayetteville

December 2, 2020

Business

Amazon may be considering an NWA location

This could just be a rumor, but is interesting nonetheless...

  • "For the past several weeks, a few Northwest Arkansas Business Journal sources have suggested that idea, pointing to an area in Springdale east of Interstate 49 and south of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services corporate headquarters." - Talk Business & Politics
  • "Wouldn’t you know it? A seven-figure land sale closed in that area earlier this month. According to records at the Benton County Courthouse, 91.5 acres south of West Apple Blossom Avenue and east of Graham Road sold for $5.2 million. That purchase equals $1.30 per square foot." - Talk Business & Politics
  • More information can be found HERE

Sports

UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championship merchandise on sale

In anticipation of the 2022 UCI World Cyclo-Cross Championships in January of 2022, Experience Fayetteville and its sponsors just released its first round of merchandise.

  • Come January 29th and 30th in 2022, Fayetteville will play host to "300 to 400 competitors from approximately 30 nations. Champions will be crowned in six categories during the exciting two days of racing on Millsap Mountain."
    - Experience Fayetteville
  • More information about the World Championship can be found HERE
  • If you are unfamiliar with Cyclo-Cross, you are in for a treat

Arts & Culture

Creative program launches in Northwest Arkansas

CACHE, Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange, announced ten organizations that were selected to participate in the two year ARt Connect program

  • The ARt Connect program is a professional development program for local arts and culture organizations. The selected organizations will be partnered with a mentor who will work with the organization to develop and legitimize the business - KNWA
  • A list of the ten selected organizations can be found HERE

Politics

City of Fayetteville is reviewing its stance on short term rentals

Tonight the City of Fayetteville will re-visit its stance on short term rentals, which could lead to new regulations in the city.

  • The City will discuss a new ordinance today, Dec. 1. As the code stands, Airbnb operators legally violate city code. A new ordinance under review tonight would legitimize short-term renting and would provide guidance around how many people could stay in one property. - KNWA

Community

Happy Giving Tuesday

December 1 is Giving Tuesday and local and international companies are kicking off campaigns.

  • Facebook is "kicking off its season of giving and announcing a $7 million match of donations to U.S. nonprofits". - KNWA . They have also launched a local fundraising drive feature on its "Community help" page to encourage giving however may be possible.
  • A list of local non-profits that you could consider giving to in Northwest Arkansas can be found HERE

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