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Posted on: September 10, 2019

City to host Commercial Street pedestrian alleyway and parking lot enhancement open house Sept. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to view the proposed construction designs for planned enhancements of two Commercial Street pedestrian alleyways and a public parking lot.

The Dr. Tickle Alleyway, located between Campbell Avenue and Boonville Avenue, and the C-Street Market Alleyway, between Robberson Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, as well as the public parking lot located at Blaine Street and Jefferson Avenue, were previously selected by Commercial Street residents and business owners for improvements using C-Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds. 

An update on the current state of the Commercial Street TIF will also be provided.

“Our goal with these improvements is to not only make parking options along Blaine more appealing for patrons, but to foster a unique sense of place,” explains Public Works project manager Derrick Estell. “Enhancements to the alleyways are multi-faceted, providing a cleaner, friendlier pedestrian experience as well as the infrastructure to support potential future public artwork displays and small events.” 

There will be no formal presentation at this event. Attendees are encouraged to come and go as their schedules allow.

Pending approval of final designs, project construction is anticipated in spring 2020.

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For more information, please contact Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or kmilam@springfieldmo.gov.

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