Jordan Valley:
East Meadows

artists sketch of east meadows aerial view

Concept Plan Recommendations

  • Connect to Drury/OTC via greenway trail extension
  • Upgrade Phelps Street (widening and streetscape improvements)
  • Bring Jordan Creek above ground and develop walkways/greenway trails adjacent to the creek
  • Extend open space and create and amphitheater-type setting
  • Preserve key portions of the rock bluff
  • Acquire property east of Commercial Metals property (north of Phelps Street)
  • Provide for residential development on Commercial Metals property
  • Provide open space/wetlands north of Phelps Street between railroad tracks

Facilities

entrance of exposition center with banners

Springfield Exposition Center

  • 40,000 sqare feet of exhibition space and 13,000 square feet of pre-function space
  • City owned - connects with renovated Trade Center; provides total contiguous exhibition and convention space of about 110,000 square feet.
  • Funding - Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District; State Tax Increment Finance District (TIF). The TIF returns half of the 3% state general sales tax generated in the Jordan Valley TIF to the community for the project. Over the life of the TIF, the State's participation is anticipated to be sufficient to retire $9 million in bonds.
  • Design - Butler, Rosenbury & Partners

Jordan Valley Car Park

  • 3-bay, multilevel provides 977 spaces
  • City owned - includes street-level office and retail space, including the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Funding - Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District (CID); Missouri Department of Transportation District 8; a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant; parking revenue
  • Design - Walker Parking Consultants, HOK Sport Venue & Event Architecture and Creative Ink Architects

Outdoor Features

Streetscape Benefits

  • Improve accessibility and walkability for downtown patrons
  • Improve appearance for visitors, patrons, and property owners
  • Public investment in infrastructure to encourage private reinvestment in properties and businesses
  • Safety - improved lighting; pleasant walking environment
  • Emphasis on importance of certain corridors (eg. Boonville from Square to Commercial Street)

Greenspace and Greenway Trail

greenway trail with native flowers

Built to somewhat mimic Ozarkian topography, visitors can wander through "Ozark Hills", walk the "dry streambed" walkway, and enjoy the playful nature of the water feature. The Jordan Creek Greenway Trail connects the Ice Park area to the Boonville Streetscape area. A lit walkway allows for either walking or biking from area to area.



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Springfield, MO 65802
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