Neighborhoods and planning Office
The Neighborhoods and Planning Office is the foundation for new approaches in sustaining and revitalizing Springfield Neighborhoods. By creating neighborhood programs and policies, the staff provides vital tools for achieving goals set forth in the Springfield-Greene County Vision 20/20 Comprehensive Plan at the neighborhood level.
The Neighborhoods and Planning Office works to coordinate policies and provide services for Springfield's neighborhoods. Neighborhood plans and programs are developed with citizen involvement for review and adoption by City Council. The Neighborhoods and Planning Office uses a variety of community planning and policy skills to take action toward these objectives. This office creates neighborhood plans, develops policy to address neighborhood issues, fosters neighborhood organization, serves as a liaison between citizen and city departments, and promotes neighborhood beautification.
The Neighborhoods and Planning Office is dedicated to:
- Preserving neighborhood quality of life
- Promoting community
- Assisting neighborhood organizations
- Creating effective policies & programs
- Promoting neighborhood safety.
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of our community. Springfield must strive to promote strong neighborhoods that instill pride in their residents. Therefore, the Neighborhoods and Planning Office is committed to working with the community to ensure strong viable neighborhoods.
The Neighborhoods and Planning Office is a division of the Department of Planning and Development comprised of Neighborhood Conservation Manager, Brendan Griesemer; Senior Planner Randall Whitman, and Associate Planner Hannah Grubbs. The Neighborhoods and Planning Office also coordinates with other Planning and Development Department staff on a project-by-project basis.
The Neighborhoods and Planning Office is working to encourage safe and healthy neighborhoods for Springfield residents. The best way to achieve these goals is with your cooperation. Here is what you can do.
If you are interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group to combat crime in your neighborhood contact the Springfield Police Department Crime Prevention at 417.874.2113.