BENTONVILLE — A few projects underway in the Market District have the southeast area of downtown on the cusp of becoming another destination.

Residential developments are coming online, a mixed-use project is planned, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is working on its next venue and 8th Street Market continues to add vendors.

The Market District is one of two the city identified in its Southeast Downtown Area Plan, adopted 2014. The other is the Arts District, which is three blocks west of the Market District. Developing new destination areas is needed as the downtown square is reaching capacity, according to the plan.

City and planning officials frequently discuss the challenge of which comes first, the residential options or the commercial offerings, when developing or redeveloping an area because they need each other to be successful.

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