City Council unanimously votes to accept Lake Springfield Plan
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City Council unanimously votes to accept Lake Springfield Plan

Following months of economic impact analysis, hydrological and water-quality assessments and a robust community visioning and outreach process, Springfield City Council accepted a plan for the reimagining of Lake Springfield and James River Power Station property.  The plan sets forth a vision for a redevelopment opportunity very unique to the Springfield area. No funding is appropriated…

Possibilities for Lake Springfield include expansion, trail connection, improved water access
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Possibilities for Lake Springfield include expansion, trail connection, improved water access

Following months of economic impact analysis, hydrological and water-quality assessments and a robust community visioning and outreach process, the City of Springfield and City Utilities in October 2023 presented some innovative possibilities for a reimagined Lake Springfield area at a community open house at the Springfield Art Museum and to City Council at a workshop…

View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations
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View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations

After three public input meetings and numerous engagements with various stakeholder groups, the public had the first opportunity to view the recommended options for the as-of-yet unfunded redevelopment plan for the Lake Springfield area on Oct. 12, 2023. Lake Springfield was identified as a redevelopment opportunity area during the City’s Forward SGF comprehensive planning process.

Complete second Lake Springfield Plan public input survey by May 22

Complete second Lake Springfield Plan public input survey by May 22

More than 300 people interested in the future of Lake Springfield attended the second public engagement meeting at the Lake Springfield Boathouse May 4. About 100 people took advantage of the power plant tours hosted by City Utilities prior to the meeting. Additional tours are planned. Those interested can sign up on the Get Involved page….

Public kickoff for Lake Springfield Plan draws large crowd

Public kickoff for Lake Springfield Plan draws large crowd

Nearly 100 residents turned out for the first Lake Springfield Plan Public Information & Input meeting Nov. 17. The event took place at Springfield Art Museum. Steve Prange, project manager introduced the project team and City of Springfield Senior Planner shared context for the catalyst project. Community engagement specialists Francine Pratt and Cora Scott encouraged…

City, CU select firm to plan future of Lake Springfield area
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City, CU select firm to plan future of Lake Springfield area

After a competitive procurement process, the City of Springfield and City Utilities have selected engineering and consulting firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly as the consultant for the Lake Springfield Plan. The plan is projected to be complete by summer 2024. “We are excited and proud to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to work with our…