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The City of Springfield is asking the community to participate in the development of basic concept designs for the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project and corridor plan

A Virtual Concept Development Event was held Thursday, Nov. 19. Participating residents and stakeholders were walked through a series of four basic design options created using feedback gathered during the public visioning phase in September. The public is encouraged to continue to provide feedback on the preliminary concept options through December 3.

“The options presented are very basic mockups of possible project features. We want to hear what participants like and what they don’t like about each option. This feedback will help guide us toward the public’s primary goals and preferred direction for the project. At the end of the development process, we will provide this direction to design-build teams, allowing them to innovate and develop unique designs based on the public’s direction.”
Leree Reese
Project Manager, Public Works

Watch the recorded Concept Design Presentation from CMT Project Consultant Team leader Steve Prange and transportation designer Brian Eads.

Corridor Planning Events

As an integral part of the development of the city’s Comprehensive Plan update, city staff is also working closely with Forward SGF planning consultants Houseal Lavigne to develop a targeted plan for the Grant Avenue corridor.

“In addition to the parkway design, we have been evaluating development opportunities, complimentary building types and related improvements along Grant Avenue. We plan to share some of our progress and listen for feedback from the public in the months to come, as we work to bring it all together,” added Principal Planner for the City of Springfield Randall Whitman. “This is an interim stage in an overall planning study of the Grant Avenue corridor.”

“It is imperative that we work together with the neighborhoods, business and agencies along this stretch of Grant Avenue throughout this process. Each neighborhood segment has unique needs and character that will give this corridor life and make it 100% Springfield. We cannot call this project a success in the end if this hasn’t impacted the residents’ lives for the better.”
headshot: Tim Rosenbury
Tim Rosenbury
Director of Quality of Place Initiatives

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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Past Events