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Posted on: May 14, 2020

City to host virtual information session on upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement project

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual information session detailing plans for the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The public is encouraged to participate via facebook live on the City’s page (facebook.com/CityofSGF) or via livestream at springfieldmo.gov/SAMstormwater.

Virtual information session participants will learn more about the planned projects from City project managers and staff and have the opportunity to ask questions. For those who cannot watch the session live, a video recording and comment card will be available following the event at springfieldmo.gov/SAMstormwater.  

About the Project:

As part of the Springfield Art Museum Master Plan, construction of stormwater improvements to Fassnight Creek are planned to begin this summer along Brookside Drive, between National Avenue and Kings Avenue. Improvements will involve the restoration of the creek to a naturalized channel with the goal of reducing the risk of flooding to the Art Museum and surrounding residential properties and for the benefit of flood mitigation, water quality and the creation of urban wildlife habitat.

In conjunction with the stormwater project, transportation and recreation opportunities to Phelps Grove Park and the Art Museum will be improved through the future construction of a multi-use trail connection, planned for construction in fall 2021.

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

View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage.
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