Grant Avenue Corridor Plan

View the adopted Grant Avenue Corridor Plan, and learn more about the planning process.

Placemaking Master Plan and Design Proposal

View final Placemaking Master Plan and Design Proposal, and learn more about the selected Design/Build Team’s proposal.

The Grant Avenue Parkway (GAP) will create an off-street pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and College Street, in the heart of Springfield. The 3-mile stretch will connect downtown Springfield with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium (WOW) – linking authentic Springfield experiences for both residents and visitors. The Parkway route will further connect parks and recreation amenities, neighborhoods, schools, and fill a vital gap in the Ozark Greenways trail network.

The Parkway will start Downtown and end at Sunshine Street, including bike and pedestrian friendly facilities, various traffic-calming improvements, bridge enhancements, utility upgrades, fiber connectivity and additional crossing and intersection improvements.

For more information, contact Project Director Leree Reese at

Two qualified design-build teams responded to a call for Statements of Qualifications and have been selected to compete for the contract to design and construct the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project.

View the public notice of shortlisted teams.

The City of Springfield, MO (City) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from entities (Submitters) interested in providing design-build services for the Grant Avenue Connect Parkway BUILD Grant (GAP) Project. The GAP Project is located along Grant Avenue from one of the city’s major economic hubs at Sunshine Street in the south to a proposed Center City loop around Springfield’s historic downtown and the IDEA Commons at Mill Street to the north. This project is designated as TIP # SP2015-20A5 in Ozarks Transportation Organization’s (OTO’s) FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program, and Federal Job Number BUILD-5901(816).

Stage 1 – Request for Qualifications (RFQ) shall be issued by the City of Springfield (City) for the Grant Avenue Parkway (GAP) Design/Build Project, Federal Job Number BUILD-5901(816) on April 1, 2021. The City will utilize a three-stage process to determine the successful design-build proposal for awarding a contract. A virtual Industry Meeting will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 am, immediately followed by a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) mixer.

Project Schedule

Project Advertisement: March 2021

Issue Request for Qualifications/Industry Meeting: April 1, 2021

Statements of Qualification Shortlist: April 28, 2021

Issue Request for Proposals: June 2021

City Team Selection: August 2021

Project Goals

  1. Deliver a project that improves quality of life.
  2. Deliver a project that results in community revitalization.
  3. Deliver a project that enhances transportation alternatives, safety, and connections.
  4. Deliver a project that encourages and promotes economic development.
  5. Deliver a project within the $22.5 million contract budget.