Grant Avenue Parkway Virtual Concept Meeting Thursday

The City of Springfield will be holding a virtual “concept development event” for the Grant Avenue Parkway on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m..

The event will be held in three one-hour sessions:

  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Fassnight Neighborhood (Sunshine Street to Grand Street)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – West Central Neighborhood (Grand Street to College Street)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Downtown (College Street to Boonville Avenue to Mill Street to Main Avenue)

Those attending the sessions will be presented a series of four basic design options that were developed using feedback from the public visioning phase of the project in September.

“The options we’ll be presenting are very basic mockups of possible project features. We want to hear what participants like and what they don’t like about each option,” Public Works Project Manager Leree Reese said in a statement. “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.”  

City staff assigned to the Parkway project are working closely with the teams on the Forward SGF comprehensive plan for the city to tie the projects together as much as possible.

“In addition to the parkway design, we have been evaluating development opportunities, complementary 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,” Principal Planner for the City of Springfield Randall Whitman said. “This is an interim stage in an overall planning study of the Grant Avenue corridor.”   

The virtual event will stream on grantavenueparkway.com. It will also be recorded for rebroadcast on Mediacom channel 15.1 and 80 and AT&T Uverse channel 99.

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