FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This evening, Springfield residents will get the chance to vote on preferred strategies for neighborhood revitalization to help inform the ongoing city-wide study of housing. The meeting will take place 6-8 p.m. at the Ozarks Technical Community College Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing Gentry Family Event Center Room 103 A & B. Parking is available on the south side of the facility directly north of Chestnut Expressway. The presentation portion of the meeting will be recorded and available as soon as possible after the meeting concludes and posted at cityview.springfieldmo.gov.
This meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn the results of APD's "windshield survey" of the city, which will include details about Springfield's housing conditions, age and values; vacant buildings and lots; a brief characterization of neighborhoods in each Council zone; the gap between housing/rental prices and incomes; and different types of housing. Residents will also participate in a mapping exercise.
City of Springfield Planning & Development staff, along with consultants APD Urban Planning + Management aim to create a detailed housing database that provides information about housing conditions, unit counts, affordability and overall neighborhood characteristics. The information will help guide housing and neighborhood improvement strategies, initiatives and mechanisms and build consensus for improvements.
“This will be a data driven study, which will be used to identify citywide and neighborhood focused housing priorities and provide policy alternatives and intervention strategies to guide the City in decision making for future housing needs,” said Brendan Griesemer, assistant director of Planning & Development.
For more information, please contact Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648.