Fayetteville School District now has plans to move forward with the construction of a new middle school for fifth and sixth-graders in West Fayetteville.
The City Council approved a 23 acre zoning request for an area located on the east side of Rupple Road near the second of three roundabouts between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wedington Drive.
The land was previously listed under CS (Community Services) and NC (Neighborhood Conservation) zoning, but the School District requested the area be rezoned as P1-Institutional.
Superintendent John L. Colbert said the zoning change would delay the project, which was part of a bond restructuring that voters approved last February, and must be obligated by 2023. -Fayetteville Flyer
However, the discussion then turned to safety, and if the school’s design could include features to slow speeding traffic along Rupple Road.
The School District then revised plans, including new designs for landscaping features closer to the road, a narrowed parking lot and an outparcel along Rupple.
The plan is still waiting to be approved by the School Board.