During 2018 Community Planning process, the citizens of Bentonville collectively prioritized thoughtful growth as a pressing concern for our next ten to twenty years. Now, in response, we're launching a community conversation around exactly what that looks like.
It's called Plan Bentonville and over the coming year, we'll be asking a series of questions about how and where we want to grow. What character do we want to cultivate? How do we want our streets to feel and function? Where in the city should we encourage desired growth and where do we seek to preserve the qualities we love?
With that information, we’ll ultimately develop the tools we need to ensure that the development we want is the development we get.
Bentonville Community Plan (2018)
The Bentonville Community Plan is the official comprehensive plan for the City of Bentonville. It is intended to serve as a roadmap for the community as it evolves, grows and changes over time. The plan articulates a vision for Bentonville that reflects the community’s aspirations while respecting the unique character and defining sense of place that distinguishes Bentonville from other places. It addresses land use, commerce, mobility, open space, public facilities and infrastructure. Five subarea plans are included: Downtown Bentonville, Downtown Neighborhoods, 8th Street, 14th Street and SW Regional Airport Blvd/I Street.
Master Street Plan (2021)
The Master Street Plan provides for the orderly growth and development of the city through the development of a roadway system that provides internal circulation within the city while connecting to other population centers in Northwest Arkansas. It constitutes the official policy with regard to the future location and function of all roadway systems.
The Parks Master Plan looks toward the future, to build on Bentonville Parks & Recreation’s success, in an effort to define ways to achieve a world class park system. The plan outlines a balanced strategy for park improvement and new parks in a cohesive and seamlessly connected park system.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan expresses Bentonville’s intention to provide greater access to alternative transportation modes by establishing guiding principles, facility types, proposed trail network, and design standards.
SE Downtown Area Plan (2014)
Building on the Downtown Master Plan, the Southeast Downtown Area Plan zooms in on 300 acres in the southeast quadrant of the downtown study area to provide more specific and detailed implementation strategies. The plan identifies strategies for the Arts District and Market District.
The North Walton Boulevard Corridor Enhancement Plan establishes a direction for improving access management along the roadway, encouraging complementary land uses, installing pleasing aesthetics, and implementing economic development strategies to create a sustainable commercial corridor that is economically vibrant.
Downtown Master Plan (2004)
The Downtown Master Plan establishes a common vision for downtown Bentonville and identifies strategies for implementation for development and redevelopment, circulation, economic development, promotions, architecture and streetscape, and image and identity.