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Posted on: April 28, 2020

TIF Commission to meet May 4 to discuss IDEA Commons redevelopment

Sign up by Friday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission will meet virtually at 4:30 p.m. May 4 to discuss the proposed IDEA Commons TIF Blight Study and Redevelopment Plan, which includes expansion of Missouri State University’s Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) building, a new privately owned office building and a new public parking garage. Only the public improvements will be eligible for TIF reimbursement. The proposed TIF plan is available for review at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/48431/Idea-Commons-TIF-Plan. Those who would like to attend or speak at the meeting must sign up by Friday, May 1 by emailing skerner@springfieldmo.gov so arrangements can be made to ensure physical distancing requirements are met. A recording of the meeting will be available afterward.

The TIF Commission is comprised of 11 members – six appointed by the City and five appointed by other taxing jurisdictions. Members are:

  • Richard Ollis, representing Springfield City Council
  • Regina Greer Cooper, representing the Springfield-Greene County Library District
  • Bob Dixon, representing the Greene County Commission
  • John Russell, representing the Greene County Commission
  • Carol Embree, representing Springfield Public Schools
  • Travis Shaw, representing Springfield Public Schools
  • Rob Rector, representing other taxing districts (in this case, Ozarks Technical Community College)
  • Brian Fogle, member at large
  • Ron Hawley, member at large
  • Aaron Jones, member at large
  • Marshall Kinne, member at large.

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For more information, please contact Sarah Kerner at 417-864-1035 or Cora Scott at 417-380-3352. 

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