Sunday, January 18, 2015

Main Street Corridor Vision Plan Open House

The City of Springfield is hosting a public Open House for the Main Street Corridor Vision Plan on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. It will take place at the Springfield City Hall Library Meeting Room and feature a drop-in session with members of the City’s project team. The team will present the results of the year-long community effort to create a vision for land use and transportation in the next 20 years. 
The City’s goals for the Vision Plan include anticipating both short-term and long-term changes along the entire length of the 7-mile long Main Street corridor. The study area includes the one-way couplet of Main Street and South A Street from 10th Street east to 20th Street and also Main Street from 20th Street east to 69th Street. The Plan will ultimately guide future planning and development in the area, identifying the community’s preferred future for the corridor. 
The Vision entails: 
  • Encouraging economic revitalization and land use redevelopment
  • Providing transportation choices to residents, businesses and commuters to encourage individual and community well-being and public safety
  • Improving transportation safety and access for walkers, cyclists, transit riders and drivers along and through the corridor
  • Improving aesthetics on Main Street, making it an attractive place to live, work and shop
  • Creating Main Street identities
Ultimately, the Main Street Corridor Vision Plan will inform future amendments to Springfield’s comprehensive plan and zoning for land in the corridor. 

The Plan’s implementation strategy includes sustaining community involvement, of which Tuesday’s open house is a part. Springfield is seriously thinking about the future. There’s no doubt that as the Main Street Corridor goes, so will Springfield. If you’re a Springfield resident, or simply someone who wishes to understand and contribute to the discussion, be sure not to miss learning more about the objectives of the Main Street Corridor Vision Plan.

What:    Main Street Vision Plan Open House 

When:   Tuesday, January 20, 2015 between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Where:  Springfield City Hall Library Meeting Room, 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477

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