Downtown Master Plan

The Downtown Master Plan was adopted in December 2004. The purpose of the plan is to share a common vision for downtown and identify strategies for implementation. The study area is bounded to the north by NW 7th Street, to the east by SE J Street, to the south by SW 14th Street, and to the west by S Walton Boulevard.

Downtown Vision

Downtown Bentonville is the community center of choice to experience a vibrant and diverse culture through living, working, shopping, dining and civic events.

Our picture is a vibrant downtown reminiscent of the past but looking to the future. First, we want to put people back in the picture - lots of people - sitting, chatting, strolling. We want people in the streets, days, nights and weekends. To attract people, we draw in: 

  • Beautiful buildings
  • Clean streets
  • Kids
  • Monuments
  • Movie theaters
  • Music
  • Trees and landscaping

Our downtown smells of water fountains and delicious foods. Our downtown is the heart and soul of Bentonville.

Downtown Master Plan

Read the downtown master plan (PDF).

Implementation Report

View the 2013 implementation report (PDF).

Concept Drawings

Concept Drawings
Downtown Concept Drawing
Building Concept Drawing
Master Plan Concept Drawings