Residents interested in BRAC impact

FAYETTEVILLE At the Crown Coliseum, it was standing room only at the launch of greater Fayetteville futures.

People showed up to get involved in city planning. The sessions are allowing participants to choose areas of interest.

Popular topics are safety, security and growing a green community.

"We've got specific action plans, this is an action group ready to commit to do their part to help move our city and county forward so it's very exciting and it's exceeded our wildest expectations actually," Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne said.

Many of Saturday's discussions were centered around the BRAC plan. In two years, 40,000 new soldiers and civilians are expected to move near Fort Bragg.

The plan is expected to bring in billions of dollars to the community.

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